Epilobium clavatum

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Epilobium clavatum
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Epilobium clavatum in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Epilobium
Species: E. clavatum
Binomial name
Epilobium clavatum
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Epilobium clavatum is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names talus willowherb[1] and clavatefruit willowherb. It is native to western North America from Alaska to northern California to Colorado, where it grows in rocky high mountain habitat such as talus. It is a clumping perennial herb forming bristly mounds up to about 20 centimeters high and spreading outward via tough stolons. The oval-shaped leaves are 1 to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is an erect raceme of flowers, each with four small pink petals. The fruit is a capsule up to 4 centimeters long.


  1. ^ "Epilobium clavatum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 

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