Onagraceae
Epilobium obcordatum

Rock Willowherb

Mats with stems seldom exceeding 6 in. Leaves many, alternate on stem, widely oval to nearly round, with widely rounded tip, 1/4–3/4 in. long with short petiole, shiny or lightly covered with white or blue powdery wax. Flowers pink to deep rose-purple, petals to 1 in. long, deeply lobed. Grows in rocky places, usually in colonies among rocks, at high elevations. Similar E. siskiyouense has sessile leaves with tip pointed; grows on rocky serpentine, scree in Siskiyou Mountains at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--6 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Strawberry Mt., Mt. Eddy
  • Native: Yes