Epilobium angustifolium L. (Rosebay willowherb)

Rosebay willowherb


Epilobium angustifolium

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Epilobium angustifolium L. – (Rosebay willowherb)

Perennial erect plant of the Willow herb family -onagraceae- up to 2 m. Lanceolate leaves, from 5 to 15 cm long, glaucous, alternate and spirally set around the stems, with very conspicuous network-like venation underneath. Purple flowers in long terminal racemes. 4 different petals, stigma 4 lobed and bent style before the stamens ripe. The fruit is a grey capsule. By the side of the woods, roads and rivers.

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
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