purple-leaf willow herb

(Epilobium coloratum)

Conservation Status
purple-leaf willow herb
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The leaves are irregularly toothed and may have tiny purple spots.

The sepals are often tinted purple or pink.

The petals are notched.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

24 to 36

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Pink to white

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Wet. Meadows, streambanks.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

July to October

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28, 30.

 
  3/17/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
  Order Myrtales (myrtles, evening primroses, and allies)  
 

Family

Onagraceae (evening primrose)  
  Subfamily Onagroideae  
  Tribe Epilobieae  
 

Genus

Epilobium (willowherb)  
  Section Epilobium  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

cinnamon willow-herb

eastern willow-herb

purple-leaf willowherb

purple-leaf willow herb

purpleleaf willowherb

willowweed

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  purple-leaf willow herb    
       

Inflorescence

  purple-leaf willow herb   purple-leaf willow herb
       

Flowers

  purple-leaf willow herb    
       

Leaves

  purple-leaf willow herb   purple-leaf willow herb
       
       

 

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  Epilobium coloratum CINNAMON WILLOW HERB  

 

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