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Epilobium canum ssp. canum; California Fuchsia; (shown with Zauschneria californica)   

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Epilobium canum ssp. canum
Epilobium canum ssp. canum
California Fuchsia
(shown with Zauschneria californica)
Photographer: Joseph Dougherty

ID: 0000 0000 1207 0467 (2007-12-11)

Copyright © 2007 Joseph Dougherty, M.D./

  • date of photo  2000
  • location   Tuolomne Meadows, Yosemite National Park (Mariposa/Tuolumne County, California, US)
  • family Onagraceae
  • synonyms Epilobium canum
  • notes   For more info, see Wikipedia entry: 'It is a subshrub growing to 60 cm tall. Native populations of these plants exhibit considerable variation in appearance and habit. The small leaves may be opposite or alternate, lance-shaped or ovate, with short to nonexistent stalks, and range in color from green to nearly white. Overall shape may be matting or mounding, the plants commonly spreading via rhizomes. The racemes of tubular or funnel-shaped flowers are terminal, and colors are mostly reddish, ranging from fuchsia to pink to red-orange. The wide degree of variation has led to the description of many subspecies, mostly no longer recognised as distinct due to the extansive intergradation between them; the following are still recognised: * Epilobium canum subsp. canum (syn. subsp. angustifolia, subsp. microphylla) * Epilobium canum subsp. garrettii * Epilobium canum subsp. latifolium The closely related species Epilobium septentrionale (Northern Willowherb) was also formerly treated in the genus Zauschneria.'
  • camera   Nikon F4e, Fuji slide film
  • contributor's ID #  1000_01_12_05_10
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • name change notes   May 21, 2014: Name changed from to ICPN-accepted name . (University & Jepson Herbaria)

  • common names   California Fuchsia, Fuchsia Willowherb, Red Hummingbird Flower, Hummingbird Trumpet (photographer)
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    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2007 Joseph Dougherty, M.D./ For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Joseph Dougherty ecophotog[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


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