Epilobium Densiflorum is a species of willowherb.
Overview of Epilobium Densiflorum
• It is native to western United States.
• It grows in moist areas in northern California, Oregon, and Idaho.
• It is an annual herb.
• It produces a narrow and an upright stem.
• This stem can grow up to 60 centimeters long.
• It is lined with narrow oval leaves.
• The leaves are each up to 5 centimeters in length.
• The inflorescence is atop of the stem.
• It bears several flowers.
• They have many hairy, leaf like bracts.
• Each flower has four bilobed petals.
• They are each up to about a centimeter long.
• They are bright pink in color.
• The fruit is a beaked capsule.
• It is between 1 and 2 centimeters long.
• They contain a row of tiny seeds.
Scientific Classification for Epilobium Densiflorum
• Kingdom: Plantae
• Division: Magnoliophyta
• Class: Magnoliopsida
• Order: Myrtales
• Family: Onagraceae
• Genus: Epilobium
• Species: E. pallidum
Uses of Epilobium Densiflorum
• Jellies ice cream
• Other treats
– Its young leaves, roots and shoots are edible.
– They are rich in pro vitamin A and vitamin C.
– It is applied to wounds.
– It has anti-inflammatory properties.
Growing conditions for Epilobium
• Place the seeds in a plastic food storage bag.
• This should be done in late summer.
• Seal the bag tightly.
• Insert the bag into a refrigerator.
• Maintain a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Leave it there for 40 days.
• Look for a planting site.
• The site should get full to partial sunlight.
• The plant needs moist to slightly soggy soil.
• The sites near bodies of water are more suitable for this plant. They are like:
– Drainage ditches
– A canopy of trees
• Pull up all weeds.
• Remove other vegetation in the area.
• Spread an all-purpose fertilizer over the soil.
• Spread the amount specified on the fertilizer label.
• Mix the fertilizer into the top 5 to 6 inches of the soil.
• Use a pitchfork or a shovel.
• Smooth the top of the soil out evenly.
• Do not pack it down.
• Spread the seeds onto the surface of the ground.
• Space them at three-foot distance.
• As the plants grow, they will form dense clumps.
• They fill in the bare spaces.
• Cover the seeds with an additional 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil.
• Water the soil on drying.
• This plant rarely requires additional water.
• The seeds will germinate about 10 days after planting.