Epilobium leptophyllum Raf.  
Family: Onagraceae
American marsh willow-herb, bog willow-herb, fen willow-herb
[Epilobium densum var. nesophilum Raf., Epilobium molle var. sabulonense Torr., Epilobium nesophilum (Fernald) Fernald, Epilobium nesophilum var. sabulonense (Fernald) Fernald, Epilobium palustre var. gracile L., Epilobium palustre var. sabulonense L., Epilobium rosmarinifolium Pursh, Epilobium treleaseanum "H.Lev., pro parte"]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Epilobium: from 2 Greek words epi, "upon," and lobos, "a pod or capsule," as the flower and capsule appear together, the corolla being borne on the end of the ovary
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb, hairy; stems often with many branches and many leaves; from thin stolons ending in a thickened turion
Leaves: narrow, lance-linear, in-rolled backwards, mostly stalkless, top with flat-lying hairs
Flowers: white to pink, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, stigma not cut, petals notched; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: capsule, seeds with tufts of hair at the top
Habitat: wet; meadows, marshes, bogs
Conservation Status: Native
Epilobium leptophyllum image
Epilobium leptophyllum image
Epilobium leptophyllum image
Epilobium leptophyllum image
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