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American Willowherb

Observed: 18th August 2012 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in PlantsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Found on edge of woodland path in Bryngarw Country Park

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which American Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) interacts

Comments

cicuta58's picture

Stigma

You do not show if the stigma is 4-lobed and the look is of E. obscurum or ciliatum. E. montanum would have more obviously broader leaves.

cicuta58

John Pilkington's picture

Stigma

Thanks cicuta58.

Unfortunately there were no fully-developed flowers on the plant to photograph or examine, but I will review the photos against the 2 suggestions you have made and make an alternative selection. Thanks again for your feedback on this and other observations - I hope I am learning more each time.

John

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Obscurum or Ciliatum

Happy to accept advice that it is more likely to be Obscurum or Ciliatum than Montanum, but not sure it is possible to determine which. Main leaves don't seem to have much of a toothed edge and appear hairless. The stems don't have 4 very obvious raised ridges, as Rose's Key suggests Obscurum should have. Have therefore "plumped" for Ciliatum.

John