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