Fringed willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) belongs to the Onagraceae (the Evening primrose family). It is a perennial herb that is native to southern Canada and the United States. This herb grows in moist places, stream-sides, roadsides and wasteland, and up to a height of 90-150 cm. The leaves are lanceolate, up to 15 cm long. The stem and leaves are covered in bristly hairs and glands. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, four petaled and so deeply notched, and bloom from June to August. They are white to light purple or pink with dark veining. The fruits are capsule, seeds with nearly white tufts of hair at the top.