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|Family: Onagraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Epilobium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Epilobium brachycarpum C. Presl
Habit: Annual 2--20 dm, glabrous and peeling proximally, strigose and generally glandular-hairy distally. Leaf: generally early-deciduous, 10--55 mm, linear to narrowly elliptic, acuminate, generally folded along midrib, +- glabrous; petiole 0--4 mm. Inflorescence: panicle or raceme. Flower: hypanthium 1.5--8(16) mm; sepals 1.2--8 mm; petals 2--15(20) mm, white to rose-purple; stamens <= pistil; stigma sometimes 4-lobed. Fruit: 15--32 mm, glabrous or glandular; pedicel 1--17 mm. Seed: 1.5--2.7 mm, papillate, hair-tuft readily deciduous. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Common. Dry open or disturbed woodland, grassland, roadsides; Elevation: < 3300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP (exc ChI), MP, W&I; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Minnesota, New Mexico, also eastern Canada; introduced in southern South America, Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep Note: Highly variable, especially flower size.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter C. Hoch
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Epilobium anagallidifolium
Next taxon: Epilobium campestre
Citation for this treatment: Peter C. Hoch 2016. Epilobium brachycarpum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24341, accessed on September 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 30, 2016.