Calflora
Taxon  Report   9798    
Chamerion latifolium  (L.) Holub
Dwarf fireweed
Chamerion latifolium
© 2010 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chamerion latifolium
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Chamerion latifolium
© Corsi 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Chamerion latifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Chamerion latifolium
© 2010 Dan Shimmon
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Chamerion
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chamaenerion latifolium
PLANTS: Chamerion subdentatum
ICPN + PLANTS: Epilobium latifolium
More information about  Chamerion latifolium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHLA13)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).