Epilobium canum

Epilobium canum (E. Greene) Raven
California fuchsia, zauschneria  (syn. Zauschneria canum)

Family:  Onagraceae

Habit:  Perennial subshrub, generally glandular, clumped with basal scaly shoots 1 to 9 dm. high; flowers red-orange.

Distribution:  Found on dry slopes in rocky situations from northern Mexico to California, Oregon and New Mexico, and Wyoming.  Hummingbird-pollinated; sub-species often intergrading.

Seed unit:  Seed found in a loculicidal capsule, 20 to 35 mm., beaked and hairy.

Seed:  1.5 to 2.3 mm., rounded, beak-shaped.

Embryo:  Fully developed foliar embryo with endosperm.

Purity instructions:   Pure seed definition: 
AOSA:  PSU #1 – Seed with or without seed coat.  Piece of broken seed, with or without seed coat, larger than one-half the original size.

Lab notes:  Typically many seeds of poor quality, small and shriveled.

Average pure seed units per gram:  2,044 seeds per gram (based on AOSA pure seed units only from 11 samples received for testing from 1999 to 2004).

Range of percent pure seed:  1% to 72%

Range of percent inert:  27% to 98%

Description of inert:  Broken seed, sticks, plant material, dirt and stone.

Planting instructions:  400 seeds, TB, 21 days @ 20°C; for fresh and dormant seed, prechill recommended.

References:  (link to main reference page)
Hickman, J.C., Ed.  1993.  p. 796.
Ransom Seed Laboratory