Marsh Willowherb

Marsh Willowherb Plant Information


Marsh Willowherb grows in the following 39 states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Oregon, West Virginia, California, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington

Epilobium palustre is a species of willowherb known by the common name marsh willowherb. This plant has a circumboreal distribution, and can be found farther south in mountainous areas.

This is a hairy perennial growing spindly stems sometimes exceeding half a meter in height. Its stems have widely spaced oval to linear leaves two to seven centimeters long. The stems are tipped with hairy inflorescences of small white or pink flowers. The stigma is club-shaped rather than 4-lobed. Each flower has four petals which may be quite minute to almost a centimeter long and notched to form two lobes. The fruit is a hairy capsule 3 to 9 centimeters long.
Locally common in the British Isles.

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