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Conservation Status: Least concern

  • Epilobium angustifolium
  • Cree word: Ithkâpâskwa
  • Height: 60-150 cm
  • Primary pollinators are bumblebees
  • Prized by many Indigenous groups around the world for anti-inflammatory properties and for treating colds, tonsillitis, and digestive complaints
  • Root has been used to prevent infection from setting into wounds
  • Blooms in the summer; each flower lasts about 48 hours