Onagraceae
Chamerion latifolium

Red Willowherb

Sprawling to upright plant up to 20 in. tall. Leaves 1–2 1/2 in. long, widely oval, alternate along stem, including among the flowers. Flowers rose, pink, or rarely white in short spike at top, 1–1 1/2 in. across. Petals 4, oval, narrow to pointed at tip; sepals 4, linear, same length as petals. Found in mountains on wet slopes, along streams, rivers.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--15 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Moist Riverbanks, Alpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Steens
  • Native: Yes