Irish wildflowers




American Willowherb
Epilobium ciliatum
Saileachán sráide
Family: Onagraceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Introduced.

Purplish-pink flowers, often darker at edges, club-shaped stigma. Leaves oval-lanceolate, short stalks. Raised stem ridges. Stems often reddish. Leaf rosettes produced in autumn, over-wintering. Glandular hairs. Height: 30-90cm.
A white-flowered form occurs: Epilobium ciliatum f. albiflorum

Common on disturbed ground. Introduced, increasing.

Similar: Broad-leaved Willowherb
     
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