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: perennial forb
Leaves: somewhat clasping
Flowers: 4-parted, stigma with 4 branches, petals with a shallow notch
Invasiveness: Prohibited/Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established; ecologically invasive
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACW+ WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"