Taxon  Report   3012 
Epilobium palustre  L.
Marsh willow herb,  Marsh willowherb
Epilobium palustre
© 2015 Robert Carr
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Epilobium palustre
© 2015 Robert Carr
Epilobium palustre
© 2015 Robert Carr
Epilobium palustre, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Epilobium palustre
© 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Epilobium
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Epilobium lineare
PLANTS: Epilobium oliganthum
PLANTS: Epilobium palustre var. grammadophyllum
PLANTS: Epilobium palustre var. labradoricum
PLANTS: Epilobium palustre var. lapponicum
PLANTS: Epilobium palustre var. longirameum
PLANTS: Epilobium palustre var. oliganthum
PLANTS: Epilobium pylaieanum
PLANTS: Epilobium wyomingense
More information about  Epilobium palustre
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Epilobium:  from 2 Greek words epi, "upon," and lobos, "a pod or capsule," as the flower and capsule appear together, the corolla being borne on the end of the ovary (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

palustre:  growing in marshes (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 19, 2018).

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