Rosebay Willowherb / Fireweed
Tall leafless racemes of slightly irregular purple-pink flowers.
Leaves all alternate, narrow-lanceolate. Short-stalked.
Stems erect, unbranched, nearly hairless. Height: To 120 cm.
Locally frequent introduction, but also very rare native in some mountainous areas. Waste ground, cleared forestry, bog margins, roadsides, railway tracks.
Above: Rosebay Willowherb. November and July 2006