Purple-Leaved Willow Herb,  Epilobium coloratum
Onagraceae or Evening Primrose Family

Erect plant, 1-3 feet tall.  Leaves mostly alternate, sometimes opposite towards base, lance-shaped, often purple-tinged, with numerous fine teeth.  Flowers small, white or pink, arising individually inn upper leaf axils (where leaves join stems).  The 4 petals are notched at the tip.  Fruit a long, cylindrical capsule.

Native plant of moist places.  Occasional in moist sunny places in Wildwood.

Several other species of Willow Herbs are difficult to distinguish from this one, but they have not yet been reported in the Park.

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