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Hoary Willowherb

Observed: 5th July 2012 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Hoary Willowherb

suddenly (well not that suddenly) appeared in front garden - new to me

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) interacts


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For the first split "not

For the first split "not rosebay" you need to look are the leaves spirally arranged or are the leaves in pairs opposite eachother -.

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For the first split "not

Flowers zygomorphic (in Chamaerion) versus actinomorphic (in Epilobium) also works.

The leaves of Epilobium are opposite basally, but tend to become alternate upwards.

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Ok I'm happy - I had

Ok I'm happy - I had parviflorum as another possible but couldn't see inside the flowers, and it didn't seem quite hairy enough.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Epilobium parviflorum is about the most variable of the Willowherbs eg in how downy it is and how split the stigma which sometimes has the 4 lobes stuck together and looking almost clavate. The downiness is the best indicator that it is not one of the others (except for E. hirsutum which has much bigger flowers).