Taxon  Report   3006 
Epilobium minutum  Lehm.
Chaparral willowherb,  Desert willow herb, Little willowherb, Minute willowherb, Slender annual fireweed
Epilobium minutum
© 2015 John Doyen
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Epilobium minutum
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Epilobium minutum
© 2009 Barry Brecklin
Epilobium minutum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Epilobium minutum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Epilobium
Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Epilobium minutum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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