Epilobium strictum Muhl. ex Spreng.
Family: Onagraceae
downy willow-herb, northeastern willow-herb
[Epilobium densum Raf.]
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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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, 12"-24" tall forb, with spreading hairs; stems usually simple or with a few upper branches; from slender rhizomes
Leaves: lance-linear, mostly toothless, often in-rolled backwards, mostly alternate, the upper surface with spreading hairs
Flowers: pink, 4-parted, 1/3"-2/3" wide, stigma not branched, petals notched
Fruits: capsule; seeds with pale, dirty-brown tufts of hair at the top
Habitat: wet; bogs, swamps
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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