Taxon  Report   3006    
Epilobium minutum  Lindl.
Chaparral willowherb,  Desert willow herb, Little willowherb, Minute willowherb, Slender annual fireweed
Epilobium minutum
© 2009 Keir Morse
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Epilobium minutum
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Epilobium
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 2; (weak indicator)

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Epilobium minutum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 22, 2019).