Epilobium anagallidifolium

Epilobium anagallidifolium

''Epilobium anagallidifolium'' is a species of willowherb known by the common names pimpernel willowherb and alpine willowherb. This small flowering plant has a circumboreal distribution and can be found in mountain ranges further south, where grows in alpine climates. It is a perennial found in low clumps rarely exceeding 20 centimeters in height.
Alpine Willowherb  Epilobium anagallidifolium,Geotagged,Spring,United States

Appearance

This species has an unbranched stem rising to 150cms high. The leaves are lanceolate, alternate and have a short stalk.
It has wide, rounded basal leaves and narrower leaves further up the stem, and its foliage is often hairy. It bears purple or pinkish trumpet-shaped flowers and the fruit is a capsule two or three centimeters long.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderMyrtales
FamilyOnagraceae
GenusEpilobium
SpeciesE. anagallidifolium