Chamerion species

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Scientific Name Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
CHANA2
Common Name Fireweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
566019
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center
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Description Foothills to subalpine life zones; erect, multi-stemmed perennial, 18 to 48 inches tall; smooth lance-shaped leaves up to 8 inches long with wavy, slightly-toothed edges and prominent veins; spikes of multiple pink or magenta flowers 1-inch across, 4 rounded petals and 4 pointed sepals, white filaments. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Chamerion latifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
CHA13
Common Name Alpine Fireweed, Dwarf Fireweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
510758
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center
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Description Montane to alpine life zones; erect, multi-stemmed perennial up to 16 inches tall; lance-shaped leaves 2-1/2 inches long; pink or magenta flowers 1 inch across, 4 rounded petals and 4 red sepals 1/2-inch long, white filaments. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native



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