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Epilobium canum latifolium

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Epilobium canum latifolium
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Epilobium canum latifolium

Species Name: Epilobium canum latifolia
Common Name: California Mountain Fuchsia

Large flowers and bright green leaves. Good at high elevations. Goes completely dormant in winter and reemerges in spring. Tough root system provides effective erosion control.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreads from roots
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath, Cascade, Tehachapi, Transverse Ranges, central & southern Sierra Nevada Foothills, High Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes and ridges below 10,000'

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