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Dwarf Fireweed - Chamerion latifolium
Other Names:  Epilobium latifolium


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems simple, 5–60 cm. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2–5 cm long, opposite below. Racemes short with 2 to 12 flowers and leaf-like bracts. Flowers rose; sepals 1–2 cm long; petals 12–25 mm long. Capsule 2–10 cm long; the coma 9–15 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Many authors now treat this species in the genus Chamerion. Our plants are subspecies latifolium.

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to CA, CO; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Often calcareous gravel bars or less commonly on stony slopes; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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