Willow-herb, Northern

Epilobium glandulosum
An upright, much branched 2-4’ plant with a white-hairy stem. The lance-shaped stalkless leaves may be opposite or alternate and are sparsely shallow-toothed. The 3/8” upright flowers have 4 spreading calyx lobes and 4 deeply notched, pink to lilac petals. The up to 2” slender seed pods are ridged and the tiny seeds are white-tufted. Blooms July, August. Usually in wet areas. Downy willow-herb plants are also very hairy, but the flowers are larger (3/4”) and the petals less deeply notched.