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Some kind of willowherb?

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: nickyrowberrynickyrowberry’s reputation in Plantsnickyrowberry’s reputation in Plantsnickyrowberry’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Flowers were very like the broad leaved willowherb we've also got, but the leaves and stems were covered with a soft down. The plant is about 70cm tall.

Identifications
Species interactions

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Species with which Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Epilobium

It's not easy to see how tall the plant is or how large the flowers are. Any further details?

Ian
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nickyrowberry's picture

Epilobium

Hi Ian. Just been out and measured it and it's about 70cm tall. I've added another photo of a flower next to a coin to give you an idea of size. It is growing amongst some other willowherbs, but this one is markedly downy or hairy compared to the others. You can feel the difference. Hope this helps.

Nicky

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Hoary Willowherb

Yes its definitely Hoary Willowherb The four-lobed stigma of Hoary Willowherb is also diagnostic.

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