Epilobium strictum Muhl. ex Spreng.
Family: Onagraceae
Downy Willowherb
Epilobium strictum image
From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
In bogs and sedge marshes. Infrequent.
Perennial from slender rhizomes, erect, simple or sparingly branched above, 3-6 dm; lvs lanceolate or lance-linear, entire or nearly so, revolute, 2-4 cm נ3-8 mm, the uppermost or all but the lowermost ones alternate; pubescence of the younger stems, upper lf-surface, pedicels and fr soft and usually dense, composed of straight, spreading or somewhat ascending hairs; pet notched, pink, 5-8 mm; coma pale dingy brown. Bogs and swamps; Que. to Minn., s. to Va., O., and n. Ill. (E. densum; E. molle Torr., not Lam.)

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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