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Spear-leaved Willowherb

Epilobium lanceolatum

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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:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Roadsides, sand dunes, seaside, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
Pale pink flowers, 12 to 13mm across.
Fruit:
Long, tubular pods, containing cottony seeds.
Leaves:
Long-stalked (5 to 7mm), narrowly elliptical, toothed, greyish-green leaves, narrowing at both ends. Faintly ridged stems.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
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