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Epilobium canum

Epilobium canum (Greene) P.H. Raven

Hummingbird trumpet, California fuchsia, Zauschneria

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

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USDA Symbol: epca3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A somewhat shrubby green or grayish plant, often with many branches with brilliant red, trumpet-shaped flowers blooming in profusion near ends, commonly all oriented in the same direction.

Related to the popular ornamental Fuchsias, most originally from the American tropics. In California, species of Zauschneria bloom late in the season, after the summer heat has turned grasses brown and driven most wildflowers to seed. The bright scarlet flowers produce nectar, supplying hummingbirds with food for the start of their southward migration.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Southwestern Oregon to Baja California; east to southwestern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes and ridges from sea level to high in the mountains; in the Southwest in damp canyons.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
United States Botanic Garden - Washington, DC
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Epilobium canum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Epilobium canum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Epilobium canum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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