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Hairy Willow Herb 1

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: Pam Burrow
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Description:

The flower was actually much more pink than the photo suggests. There is definite willow herb seed detritus in the photos!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which American Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) interacts

Comments

Pam Burrow's picture

Thanks for your helpful

Thanks for your helpful comments. My book doesn't even mention E. ciliatum!

AlanS's picture

Introduction

E. ciliatum is, as the name suggests, an introduction from across the Atlantic, that has spread very rapidly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

It was first known here as 'E. adenocaulon', so it could be that in older books.

A very good, recent Scandinavian account (in volume 6 of 'Flora Nordica', not that we've had vols. 3, 4 or 5 yet) treats E. ciliatum and E. adenocaulon as separate species and after reading it I think we have both. The photograph here is true E. ciliatum.

Alan