Taxon  Report   2991    
Epilobium ciliatum  Raf.  ssp. watsonii  (Barbey) Hoch & P. H. Raven
Fringed willowherb,  Watson's willowherb, Willow herb
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii
© 2015 John Doyen
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Genus: Epilobium
Parent: Epilobium ciliatum
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, Northern Coastal Scrub, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Epilobium franciscanum
ICPN + PLANTS: Epilobium watsonii
ICPN + PLANTS: Epilobium watsonii var. franciscanum
More information about  Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii
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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).