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Epilobium luteum (Yellow willowherb)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Epilobium luteum

Epilobium luteum Pursh

Yellow Willowherb

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: EPLU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Erect, leafy stems, growing in patches, with yellow flowers in upper leaf axils.

This Epilobium is unusual in the West with its flowers of yellow rather than red or pink. Shrubby Willowherb (E. suffruticosum), with smaller flowers, is found in the mountains of central Idaho, western Montana, and Wyoming.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: Alaska south to northwestern California.
Native Habitat: Moist places in mountains.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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