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Pink or Red Flowers ( Four Petals )
Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae)

Alpine Fireweed/Broad-leaved Willowherb
Epilobium latifolium

Season: July/August
Habitat:
 Alpine Rocky Locations
Height:
 30-40 cm

Description: The alpine fireweed (E. latifolium), resembles the common fireweed, but takes on a lower, more delicate appearance. It tends to hug the ground, rarely exceeding 40 cm in height. The blooms are fewer with four petals interspersed with four sharp sepals.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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