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Marsh Willowherb

Epilobium palustre

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Onagraceae (Willowherb)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
70 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, marshes, meadows, swamps, wasteland, waterside, wetland.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
Pale pink, lilac or sometimes white flowers, about 1cm across. The petals are notched. Club-shaped stigmas. Pollinated by bees.
Fruit:
A long, tubular but 4-parted, hairy capsule. 4 to 9cm long.
Leaves:
Narrowly oblong leaves, tapering at both ends. The leaves are either untoothed or scarcely toothed. The leaves appear in opposite pairs and each leaf measures up to 9cm in length. The stems are round in cross-section, without any ridges. Perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
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