Definition of Epilobium angustifolium
1. Noun. Tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant.
Group relationships: Epilobium, Genus Epilobium
Generic synonyms: Willowherb
Lexicographical Neighbors of Epilobium Angustifolium
Literary usage of Epilobium angustifolium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1842)
"On epilobium angustifolium, and species which have been confounded with it. ... This plant differs from epilobium angustifolium, Linn., in the leaves being ..."
2. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"epilobium angustifolium. This plant, sometimes known as Rose-bay, ... Mr. CJ Biddle found the root of epilobium angustifolium to contain mucilage, ..."
3. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1907)
"Female taken on epilobium angustifolium, July 23rd; Solidago, Aug. ... Male collected on Aralia hispida, July 19th; and epilobium angustifolium, July 30th. ..."