Epilobium ciliatum Raf.
Northern Willowherb, Slender Willow Herb, Fringed Willowherb, Willowherb, American Willow-herb, Northern Willhowherb
Northern willowherb is named for the lacy tuft of white hairs that surrounds its seeds. It is native throughout most of North America, along with eastern Asia. It also prospers in Eurasia and Australia, where it was introduced as has become naturalized.
Identification: Plants are between 4-6' (1.2-1.8 m) in height. Leaves are up 6" (15 cm) long at the base, narrow, dark green or reddish, with deep sunken veins. Flowers are pink, trumpet-shaped, with four petals, each separated into two lobes. Petals are often darker pink at the edges. Sometimes the flowers are white or cream-colored. They are about 1-4" (3-10 cm) long.
Epilobium ciliatum on Wildflowers, Ferns & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah
Epilobium ciliatum on Calflora
Epilobium ciliatum on Montana Plant Life
Epilobium ciliatum on Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Epilobium ciliatum at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
Epilobium ciliatum on CalPhotos
Epilobium ciliatum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Epilobium ciliatum on eFloras
Epilobium ciliatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.