Epilobium coloratum Muhl. ex Willd.
Epilobium divaricatum Raf.
Epilobium domingense Urb.
Epilobium coloratum is a herbaceous perennial plant with erect, much-branched stems 30 - 90cm tall., Young shoots in the autumn form basal rosettes of leaves[
The plant is possibly harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Central & Eastern N. America - Quebec to Georgia and west to Texas, also S. Dakota to Kansas and Illinois; Caribbean - Hispaniola
Low ground, springy slopes etc[
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
The plant is said to be used for making bread[
]. The part of the plant is not specified.
Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.