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American Willowherb

Epilobium ciliatum

Plant Data

Order:
Myrtales
Family:
Onagraceae (Willowherb)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
4 pale pink to purple notched petals, gaps between the petals. Club-shaped stigma.
Fruit:
Long and linear, 4-valved, tubular seed pods. The ridged seeds are also plumed.
Leaves:
The leaves are opposite along the stem. Basal leaves are also present. The hairless and very short-stalked leaves are ovate with rounded bases and they taper into a point. The margins of the leaves are serrated.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Other Names:
Fringed Willowherb, Hairy Willowherb, Northern Willowherb, Purple-leaved Willowherb, Slender Willowherb.
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, farmland, gardens, grassland, meadows, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides, swamps, wasteland, wetland, woodland.