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Observed: 31st March 2006 By: Fred Titchener
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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tall upright plant - red florets

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Species with which Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) interacts


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Once an uncomon species -

its spread in the UK seems linked to the rise of the railways. It's often called "fire-weed" because it readily colonises fire sites (and bomb sites during WW2).
It can be a problem on some nature reserves because it is so vigorous.

Fenwickfield's picture


It was grown in victorian times as a ornamental plant and it is a import,and your right about the railways as the seeds were carried by the trains passing I think it is an attractive plant but rather invasive.