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New Zealand Willowherb

Epilobium brunnescens

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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
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres spread
Habitats:
Bogs, cliffs, gardens, mountains, roadsides, rocks, walls, wasteland, waterside.

Flower:
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Pink, 4 petals
 
Flowers range from pale pink to white, having 4 deeply notched petals. They exist solitary, on very distinctive long stalks. Stalks up to 4cm in length. Sepals reddish.
Fruit:
Very distinctive, erect seed pods, up to 8cm long.
Leaves:
Mat-forming. Almost circular and unstalked. Toothed and bronze-green above, purplish below.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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