|Scientific Name:||Epilobium hirsutum L.|
Epilobium tomentosum Vent.
|Taxonomic Notes:||Many synonyms exist for this species:
Chamaenerion hirsutum (L.) Scop., Epilobium amplexicaule Lam., Epilobium aquaticum Thuill.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Tognelli, M. & García, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Drius, M., Rhazi, L., Rhazi, M., Grillas, P., Flanagan, D., Patzelt, A., Knees, S.G., Neale, S. & Williams, L.|
This species is classed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.
This species is globally found in Europe, Africa and Asia. It is considered introduced in Australia and the United States, where it has been recorded from Maine to Wisconsin and South from Illinois to Maryland, as well as in the states of Washington and Oregon.
Native:Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Burundi; Chad; China (Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tibet [or Xizang], Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; Finland; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Georgia; Germany; Greece (Greece (mainland), Kriti); Hungary; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Lesotho; Libya; Lithuania; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Nepal; Netherlands; Norway; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Poland; Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Romania; Russian Federation (Dagestan, Eastern Asian Russia, European Russia, West Siberia); Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Slovenia; South Africa (Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, North-West Province); Spain (Baleares, Canary Is., Spain (mainland)); Sudan; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; United Kingdom; Western Sahara; Yemen (North Yemen); Zambia
Introduced:Australia; United States
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This species is widespread and abundant throughout much of its European range and appears to be increasing as a non-native.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is capable of growing in a very wide range of wetland habitats, from seasonally inundated depressions, through rivers and streams to lake and pond margins, irrigation lane and ditches.|
|Use and Trade:||This plant has been used as an astringent although it can be poisonous. The leaves are used to make tea in Russia.|
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats to this species.
There are no conservation measures in place and none needed.
|Citation:||Lansdown, R.V. 2013. Epilobium hirsutum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T164347A1044291.Downloaded on 20 September 2018.|
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