San Francisco Willow Herb

(Epilobium ciliatum ssp. watsonii)
San Francisco Willow Herb
San Francisco Willow Herb at Crissy Field.

Will Elder, NPS


Origin Of Genus Name: Epilobium from the Greek epi "upon", lobus "a pod", ion "a violet."

Presidio Locations: Found in seeps and other wetland areas.

Range In State: Northern and central coastal California.

Description: This native perennial species grows up to 5 feet high and has deep pink flowers on a single, slender, elongated stem with willow-like leaves 4-8 inches long. Blooms July to September.

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Last updated: January 30, 2019

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