from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A herbaceous genus of the natural order Onagraceæ, widely distributed through temperate and arctic regions, and including, according to the latest authority, over 150 species.
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- n. large widely distributed genus of herbs and subshrubs of especially western North America and Arctic areas
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There were many late buttercups, however, and the two fire-weeds, erechthites and epilobium, commonly where there had been a burning, and at last the pearly everlasting.
Acres of yellow poppies, wild geraniums, bluish in color, saxifrage, magenta colored epilobium, moccasin plants and a hundred others with familiar faces.
The floor of the house was strewn with fresh hemlock boughs, bunches of showy wild flowers adorned the walls, and the hearth was filled with huckleberry branches and epilobium.
Others seem to sail for the pure pleasure of the thing, their canoes decorated with handfuls of the tall purple epilobium.
A few patches of epilobium make gay purple spots of color.
Asplenium, epilobium, heuchera, hazel, dogwood, and alder make a luxurious fringe and setting; and the forests of Douglas spruce along the banks are the finest I have ever seen in the Sierra.
By the roadside, close to the wheels, I noticed a splendid great purple-fringed orchis with a spike as big as an epilobium, which I would fain have stopped the stage to pluck, but as this had never been known to stop a bear, like the cur on the stage, the driver would probably have thought it a waste of time.
_epilobium_, _heracleum_, &c. Bear, wild geese, duck, and grouse also contribute to their food supply, although the present generation of
a lakelet, and patches of yellow mosses and garden spots bright with epilobium, saxifrage, grass-tufts, sedges, and creeping willows on the higher ground.
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