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Common Alpine Wildflowers of Glacier National Park

Willowherb (Chamerion latifolium) Willowherb (Chamerion latifolium, previously Epilobium latifolium)

Willowherb is sometimes called river-beauty as it can often be found growing in the sand or gravel along rivers. This flower is well adapted to living in cold alpine and arctic environments. A willowherb flower was once observed going from completely frozen to thawed within a few hours with no damage to the flower.

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