Epilobium parviflorum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Onagraceae

Scientific Name: Epilobium parviflorum Schreber
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Hoary Willowherb
French Épilobe à Petites Fleurs, Épilobe-mollet
Epilobium menthoides Boiss. & Heldr.
Epilobium umbrosum Dumort.
Taxonomic Notes: Many synonyms recorded for this species, such as:
Chamaenerion parviflorum Schreb.
Chamaenerion pubescens (Roth) Moench
Epilobium caballeroi Pau

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-03-05
Assessor(s): Lansdown, R.V.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Drius, M.

This species is classed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:E. parviflorum occurs throughout much of Europe and east through Russia, Nepal and Mongolia to China. It is naturalised in New Zealand and North America
Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; China (Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tibet [or Xizang], Xinjiang, Yunnan); Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; 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); Jordan; Korea, Republic of; Latvia; Lebanon; Lithuania; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malta; Montenegro; Morocco; Nepal; Netherlands; Norway; Pakistan; Poland; Portugal (Madeira, Portugal (mainland)); Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovenia; Spain (Baleares, Canary Is., Spain (mainland)); Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine (Ukraine (main part)); United Kingdom
New Zealand; United States
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):350
Upper elevation limit (metres):2500
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Population [top]


This species is widespread and abundant throughout its known range. There is no detailed information available on population size.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:E. parviflorum typically occurs in swamps, disturbed wet places near streams, bogs, rivers, open waste slopes and meadows in mountains, from near sea level to 1,500 m asl.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known past, ongoing, or future threats to this species

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no conservation measures in place and none needed.

Citation: Lansdown, R.V. 2014. Epilobium parviflorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T164450A1051649. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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