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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 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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , OR
Native Distribution: AZ, s.w. NM & adjacent Mex.; var. garrettii extends n. to Mohave Desert & mts. of UT, s. WY & ID
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes & canyons

Growing Conditions

Light 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.


Description: Propagate by spring-sown seed, root divisions, or stem cuttings.
Commercially Avail: yes

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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