Epilobium leptophyllum
(Bog Willowherb)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Bog Willowherb, Linear Leaf Willowherb, Fen Willowherb
    Synonyms: Epilobium nesophilum, Epilobium rosmarinifolium
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - November
    Status: Native

Epilobium leptophyllum, or Bog Willowherb, is native to most of the United States, except the southeast and south-central portions. It is a hardy perennial, which grows in moist areas, like bogs, fens, swamps and open, boggy woods. It blooms from mid to late summer, with white or very light pink flowers.

This plant looks very similar to many of its Epilobium cousins, and they all tend to grow in the same type of habitat, but this species has a stand out feature that can distinguish it - the edge of underside of the leaves has a distinct lip that can only be found in this species. If it has this, then that is it; if not, then it is not. See below for photo.

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