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Chamerion latifolium (L.) Holub

11 photos.
This species is known as "river beauty", "dwarf fireweed" "broadleaved fireweed" or "red willow herb".
It is a common plant of roadsides and streambeds.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 510758

1.  Late June.  A single plant in bloom.








2.  Early July.  Several plants growing
adjacent to a mined streambed.

3.  Early July.  This may be one of the
plants in photo 2.

4.  Early July.  A group of plants from
the same area.

5.  Early July.  A single blossom with
buds and developing seed pods.

6.  Early July.  A blossom from the plant
in photo 8.

7.  Early July.  Rear view of the blossom in
photo 5.  Note the ovary inferior to
the bracts.

8.  Early July.  Entire exposed plant.

9.  Early July.  Lower section of the
plant in photo 8.  The underground rhizome
is horizontal making it difficult to
remove the plant from the soil.


10.  Early July.  Midsection of the plant in
photo 8.

11.  July 11, 2009.  Large blossoms with a
coin to show size.

Photo 1 taken along upper Half Dollar
65° 25.51' N, 144° 46.60' W
Elev. 2000 ft.

Photos 2-10 taken on Mastodon creek.
opposite 42 gulch.
65° 26.941' N   145° 18.952' W
Elev. 2800 ft.

Photo 11 taken on
Twelvemile Summit.
65°  23.84' N,   145°  59.36' W
Elev. 3150 ft.