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Talus Willowherb
Epilobium clavatum
About Talus Willowherb (Epilobium clavatum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Epilobium clavatum is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names Talus Willowherb and Clavatefruit Willowherb. It is native to western North America from Alaska to northern California to Colorado, where it grows in rocky high mountain habitat such as talus. It is a clumping perennial herb forming bristly mounds up to about 20 centimeters high and spreading outward via tough stolons. The oval-shaped leaves are 1 to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is an erect raceme of flowers, each with four small pink petals. The fruit is a capsule up to 4 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 31.1" - 75.4", Summer Precipitation: 1.52" - 3.91", Coldest Month: 22.3" - 36.4", Hottest Month: 44.4" - 54.5", Humidity: 1.86" - 12.70", Elevation: 6960" - 10618"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Clavatefruit Willowherb, Clavatefruit Willowweed, Clubfruit Willowherb

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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