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Epilobium coloratum - Muhl.
                 
Common Name Purpleleaf willowherb
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Low ground, springy slopes etc[43].
Range Eastern N. America - Maine to Ontario, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kansas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Epilobium coloratum Purpleleaf willowherb


Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.
Epilobium coloratum Purpleleaf willowherb
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 593.
   
Physical Characteristics
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Epilobium coloratum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Stem.
Edible Uses:

The plant is said to be used for making bread[105, 161]. The part of the plant is not specified.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Succeeds in most soils[1].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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