California Fuschia Photos, Epilobium cana

Photo of Epilobium cana, California fuschia
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California fuschia, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California.  A member of the primrose family.  Local tribes occasionally ate seeds of this species, while leaves and roots were sometimes boiled and eaten.  Settlers gathered seeds and used them as a natural remedy for a variety of illnesses, effectively, since this species contains gamma-linoleic acid, Epilobium cana

Updated: August 7, 2020

Species permalink: Epilobium cana
Common name permalink: California fuschia