17 responses to “Chamaenerion latifolium”

  1. Wendy Cutler

    It looks so ornamental, at least in this photo, less so in the photos at the second link. Is it used in gardens?

  2. Thomas Duzha

    Perhaps it is true
    that science is beauty expressed as prose,
    while beauty is science expressed as poetry.

  3. Pierre Morisset

    Is this not Chamaenerion latifolium (formerly Epilobium latifolium)?

  4. chris czajkowski

    What’s the difference between E. arcticum and E. latifolium?

  5. Love Albrecht Howard

    Oh my goodness, that is GORGEOUS! Thank you!

  6. Eric Blood axe

    I thought onagra was a wild donkey!

  7. Doug

    Why are Chamerion angustifolium and Chamerion latifolium in a different genus?

    The flowers look identical.

  8. Lynn Wohlers

    Is that your photo? It’s terrific – I love the perspective, and can’t help but wonder if that interesting rock was placed in front deliberately…
    It’s a delight to see this “shrunken” willowherb, being used to the tall versions here in the PNW (E. augustifolium). Makes sense that our local epilobium would grow tall and strain for sun, while this one hugs the ground.

  9. Bob Wilson

    I agree with Doug – the general appearance of the flower and foliage is much more similar to Chamerion latifolium than any Epilobium I am familiar with. I also noticed that Wikipedia is using the genus name Chamaenerion rather than Chamerion and provides a justification for doing so.

  10. Betty Bahn

    I saw a similar plant in full bloom many years ago on the Steens Mtn ( SE Oregon). The closest I could come to identifying it was Epilobium obcordatum. It was nestled in a rocky talus slope at the edge of a late spring melting ice mass. Common name mentioned, was Rock Fringe. I found it in Elizabeth Horn’s WILDFLOWERS 3, THE SIERRA NEVADA MTNS., 1976,PP. 113.

  11. Anna

    It’s Mini-Fireweed!

  12. Elizabeth Revell

    Whatever its classification, for which I have totally no comment or input, it is beautiful.

  13. Janet

    What a lovely little plant! I never knew there were any flowers in the evening primrose family other than the yellow and white varieties one sees here in Southern California.

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