Scientific Name:
Epilobium brunnescens (Cockayne) P.H.Raven & Engelhorn
  • = Epilobium pedunculare A.Cunn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 3: 31 (1839) var. pedunculare
Vernacular Name(s):
creeping willowherb

Matted, creeping herb forming patches up to 2 m across. Stems with well-marked lines of strigillose hairs running down from margins of petioles, very rarely glabrous. Lamina of lf narrowly ovate to broadly ovate or broadly elliptic, 0.15–1.3 × 0.15–1.2 cm. Floral tube 0.6–1.6 mm deep, glabrate or hairy. Petals white, (2.3)–3.2–7 × 1.8–5 mm. Capsule glabrate or sparsely hairy along lines of dehiscence, 1.5–6.1 cm long; fruiting pedicel (1)–3.5–8–(12) cm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Epilobium brunnescens (Cockayne) P.H.Raven & Engelhorn
Indigenous (Endemic)2

Flowering: Oct.–Mar.