West Highland Flora

Great Willowherb


Epilobium hirsutum

 

Epilobium hirsutum

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Aug 2002 Broadford, Skye

Occasional in damp rough ground, usually near habitation.  Seems to be spreading northwards.

Flower diameter c 15-25 mm.  Leaves c 6-12 cm long.  Plant c 80-180 cm tall.

ID: Stem densely covered along its entire length with spreading hairs.  Stigma 4-lobed.  Told from E parviflorum by flowers much larger and a rich purplish colour.

Other features: Forms dense stands.  Has a softer look and much larger flowers than other Epilobium sp.  Leaves unstalked, their edges slightly decurrent down the stem for a short distance.

 

Epilobium hirsutum

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Aug 2002 Broadford, Skye

  Epilobium hirsutum

Photo Carl Farmer
10 Aug 2002 Broadford, Skye

     

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