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Epilobium hirsutum

Epilobe à grandes fleurs
Hairy Willowherb

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

15-25 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

to 2 m

Description

A plant that grows close to rivers or irrigation channels and in ditches. Robust stems, branched and very hairy. Bracts are leaf-like.

Flowers

The flowers are 4-petalled, purplish-pink and notched. The stigma is creamy white with 4 lobes, quite noticeable.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, wider in the middle, pointed, opposite, sometimes in whorls along the stem, sharply serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 5-8 cm long.

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