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Broad-leaved Willowherb?

Observed: 15th July 2012 By: Pam Burrow
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Broad-leaved Willowherb 1
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Broad-leaved Willowherb 3
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Species with which Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum) interacts

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lavateraguy's picture

4-lobed stigma

Epilobium montanum has a four-lobed stigma. (I suspect that this is Epilobium montanum, but none of the flowers is sharp enough to confirm it using this character.) The other other willow herbs with four-lobed (as opposed to clavate) stigmas are distinctive. Epilobium hirsutum has much bigger flowers, and Epilobium parviflorum is distinctly hairy.

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4-lobed stigma

Thanks for that info. Sorry that the photos don't make it clearer!
Pam

lavateraguy's picture

Epilobium lanceolatum

Sorry - I forgot Epilobium lanceolatum (which doesn't grow around here). It also has a four-lobed stigma, but has narrowly cuneate leaves.