Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

Family (Traditional)Onagraceae
Species: Epilobium ciliatum
Infraspecies:Epilobium ciliatum Raf. ssp. ciliatum
Common NameFringed Willowherb
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8
C value 3
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Epilobium adenocaulon Epilobium adenocaulon Hausskn.
Epilobium adenocaulon var. ecomosum Epilobium adenocaulon var. ecomosum (Fassett) Munz
Epilobium adenocaulon var. holosericeum Epilobium adenocaulon var. holosericeum (Trel.) Munz
Epilobium adenocaulon var. parishii Epilobium adenocaulon var. parishii (Trel.) Munz
Epilobium adenocaulon var. perplexans Epilobium adenocaulon var. perplexans Trel.
Epilobium americanum Epilobium americanum Hausskn.
Epilobium brevistylum Epilobium brevistylum Barbey
Epilobium brevistylum var. ursinum Epilobium brevistylum var. ursinum (Parish ex Trel.) Jepson
Epilobium californicum Epilobium californicum Hausskn.
Epilobium californicum var. holosericeum Epilobium californicum var. holosericeum (Trel.) Munz
Epilobium ciliatum var. ecomosum Epilobium ciliatum var. ecomosum (Fassett) Boivin
Epilobium delicatum Epilobium delicatum Trel.
Epilobium ecomosum Epilobium ecomosum (Fassett) Fern.
Epilobium glandulosum var. adenocaulon Epilobium glandulosum var. adenocaulon (Hausskn.) Fern.
Epilobium glandulosum var. ecomosum Epilobium glandulosum var. ecomosum Fassett
Epilobium glandulosum var. macounii Epilobium glandulosum var. macounii (Trel.) C.L. Hitchc.
Epilobium leptocarpum var. macounii Epilobium leptocarpum var. macounii Trel.
Epilobium ursinum Epilobium ursinum Parish ex Trel.
Epilobium watsonii var. parishii Epilobium watsonii var. parishii (Trel.) C.L. Hitchc.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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