Epilobium


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Epilobium

 

(willow herb), a genus of plants of the family Onagraceae. They are perennial herbs with entire leaves. The flowers, which are regular or slightly irregular, are generally pink or purple and gathered in racemes. The perianth is fourmembered. There are eight stamens. The fruit is a long, narrow capsule. There are approximately 200 species, distributed in the nontropical regions throughout the world. In the USSR there are approximately 60 species. A widespread species is fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), which grows along felled forests, burned forests, and forest edges. It is one of the most productive nectar plants. The leaves, which contain vitamin C and carotene, are suitable for salads; the young shoots and rhizomes are also edible. Before blossoming, Epilobium is readily eaten by cattle. Fireweed and closely related species have often been classified in a special genus, Chamaenerion.

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Tall Annual Willowherb Epilobium brachy-carpum: This is a summer annual that is also a prolific seed producer.
The biggest plague in my garden is the broad-leaved willowherb, epilobium montanum, with its little rosette of leaves hiding in amongst other plants at this time of year in preparation for its flowering and wind assisted seed distribution in summer.
California fuchsia (Zauschneria californica or Epilobium canum) is distinctive among local natives, bursting into bloom just as the weather turns scorching hot.
Lamiaceae * Galeopsis ladanum Galeopsis tetrahit/speciosa Stachys palustris Lycopus europaeus Lamium album Prunella vulgaris Prunella vulgaris Rubiaceae * Galium aparine Galium spurium Epilobium angustifolium Urtica dioica Urtica urens Apiaceae * Anthriscus sylvestris Cicuta virosa Helianthemum nummularium Rosaceae * Potentilla anserina Fragaria vesca Comarum palustre Potentilla erecta Potentilla argentea Alchemilla sp.
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