Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it on grassy balds, roadsides, montane fields, burned areas, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish/ Pink
4-merous
4 petals
8 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Chamaenerion danielsii   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Chamaenerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Chamerion platyphyllum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-03-002:
Epilobium angustifolium   FAMILY Onagraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chamaenerion angustifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Great Willowherb, Fireweed


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image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

Keith Bradley    kab_e_angustifolium_78654

August    Essex County    NY

Whiteface Mountain

Narrow purplish capsules angle upward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeangustifolium_rm1

August?        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Flowers numerous, with 4 roundish short-clawed petals and a 4-lobed stigma, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeangustifolium_rm1c

August?        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Sepals purplish, linear-oblanceolate, pubescent, 10-15mm long, 1-2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeangustifolium_rm4

August?        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

An erect plant 6' or taller, often abundant in recently burned-over areas, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

JK Marlow    jkm130905_798

September        New Brunswick, Canada

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

JK Marlow    jkm130906_020

September    Washington County    ME

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

JK Marlow    jkm130906_024

September    Washington County    ME

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

JK Marlow    jkm130906_027

September    Washington County    ME

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

JK Marlow    jkm130906_029

September    Washington County    ME

Down-tufted seed are wind dispersed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Chamaenerion danielsii, Great Willowherb, Fireweed

JK Marlow    jkm130906_034

September    Washington County    ME

Numerous crowded lance-shaped, entire, sessile leaves to 6" long & 1.2" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.