Identification: small white, four petal flower

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  1. recsky

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    I am suspecting this little devil of causing some serious dermatitis. Can anyone help with the identification? Growing in the Kelowna area. Long slender leaves which look similar to nightshade, but I thought they had five petals. Thanks.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Epilobium
     
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    vitog Contributor 10 Years

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    There are plenty of Epilobium plants in the photo, but they've all gone to seed. The white flowers belong to a different plant.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They're Epilobium flowers OK!

    Guess it's not totally impossible, but I've never heard of Epilobium giving dermatitis problems. If that's what's responsible, it's a very unusual allergy.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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