Taxon  Report   3002    
Epilobium lactiflorum  Hausskn.
Milkflower willowherb,  White flowered willowherb
Epilobium lactiflorum
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Epilobium lactiflorum
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Epilobium lactiflorum
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Epilobium lactiflorum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Epilobium lactiflorum
© 2016 Sierra Pacific Industries
Genus: Epilobium
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Epilobium alpinum var. lactiflorum
PLANTS: Epilobium hornemannii var. lactiflorum
More information about  Epilobium lactiflorum
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).