Epilobium

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epilobium

(ˌɛpɪˈləʊbɪəm)
n
(Botany) a plant from the genus Epilobium, such as willow-herb
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Noun1.epilobium - large widely distributed genus of herbs and subshrubs of especially western North America and Arctic areasEpilobium - large widely distributed genus of herbs and subshrubs of especially western North America and Arctic areas
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
evening-primrose family, family Onagraceae, Onagraceae - a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
willowherb - a plant of the genus Epilobium having pink or yellow flowers and seeds with silky hairs
Epilobium angustifolium, fireweed, giant willowherb, rosebay willowherb, wickup - tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant
California fuchsia, Epilobium canum canum, humming bird's trumpet, Zauschneria californica - shrublet of southwestern United States to Mexico having brilliant scarlet flowers
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Reproductive allocation in Senecio sylvaticus and Chamaenerion augustifolium in relation to mineral nutrition.
In Europe, 28 species of the genus, divided in two sections of Epilobium and Chamaenerion, occur.
Caceres-Avila-Salaman ca: Sierra de Bejar (Rivas Mateos, 27-VII-[18]91, MAF19936 sub Chamaenerion angustifoliae Scop.