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Alpine Willowherb
Epilobium anagallidifolium
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Native to Alberta. Perennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Native; circumpolar. Rare. S3. Stems, mat-forming, ascending to erect, 0.3-2dm high; sparsely hairy. Leaves, opposite; stalks, 1-6mm long; blades, 8-25mm long, 2-9mm wide; basal, spatulate to oblong; upper, elliptic to lance-like, toothless to minutely toothed, smooth or the midrib and edges of upper leaves with straight stiff hairs pressed to the surface. Flowers, not leafy; buds nodding; sepals 1.5-5mm long, hairless or sparsely glandular; petals pink to rose-purple, rarely white, 2.5-6.5 (9)mm long; style longer than stamens; ............. Fruit, elongated, slender, 4-valved capsule, 17-36mm long, 1mm wide; seeds 0.7-1.4mm long, with a tuft of silky hairs (coma) at upper end. Habitat: moist or boggy alpine slopes. sWeas.N50.58.925/W114.08.370.

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