Epilobium strictum Spreng.
Common Name: DOWNY WILLOW-HERB
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Fens, tamarack and cedar swamps, marshes, sedge meadows.

Easily mistaken at a glance for other species until one notices the distinctive glistening horizontal pubescence (on stems, leaves, and capsules), which is shorter than in the larger-leaved E. parviflorum and E. hirsutum. The entire leaves will distinguish it not only from these but also from specimens of E. ciliatum or E. coloratum with enough spreading pubescence that they might otherwise key here.

Locations

Barry County
Benzie County
Calhoun County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1753.