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Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium
Epilobium canum (Greene) P.H. Raven ssp. latifolium (Hook.) P.H. Raven
Hummingbird trumpet, Hummingbird-trumpet
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Epilobium canum var. latifolium, Zauschneria californica ssp. latifolia, Zauschneria latifolia, Zauschneria latifolia var. arizonica
USDA Symbol: EPCAL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Hummingbird-trumpet is an spreading, herbaceous plant, though the base is somewhat woody with shedding bark. Scarlet, fuchsia-like flowers rise above a low-growing mat of gray-green, leathery leaves. Stems are 6-12 in. long.
This is one of the few plants to bloom in the late summer heat of the Southwest. It spreads rapidly by root sprouts and rhizomes.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, OR Native Distribution: AZ,
& adjacent Mex.; var. garrettii extends n. to Mohave Desert & mts. of UT,
& ID Native Habitat:
Rocky slopes & canyons
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: This is one of the few plants to bloom in the late summer heat of the Southwest. Spreads rapidly by root sprouts and rhizomes.
Propagate by spring-sown seed, root divisions, or stem
cuttings. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Oregon Native Plant Nursery
- Woodburn, OR
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff