West Highland Flora

New Zealand Willowherb


Epilobium brunnescens

Former name: E nerterioides

Epilobium brunnescens

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common on damp stony ground anywhere from garden gravel paths to mountain screes.  The only alien plant to have colonised alpine habitats.

Flowers c 3-4 mm long.  Fruit capsules c 2-4 cm.

ID: Flowers arising singly in axils of leaves of creeping rooting stem.

Other features: Leaves almost circular.  Stem completely ground-hugging.  Flowers pale pink or white.

 

  Epilobium brunnescens

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 
     
     
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