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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Chamerion platyphyllum   FAMILY Onagraceae

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

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

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chamaenerion angustifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Chamaenerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum

 

COMMON NAME:
Great Willow-herb, Fireweed


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picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

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.

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

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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picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

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.

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

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.

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

JK Marlow    jkm130905_798

September        New Brunswick, Canada

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

JK Marlow    jkm130906_020

September    Washington County    ME

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

JK Marlow    jkm130906_024

September    Washington County    ME

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

JK Marlow    jkm130906_027

September    Washington County    ME

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

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.

picture of Epilobium angustifolium, image of Chamerion platyphyllum

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.