Species: American Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum)

Family: Willowherbs (ONAGRACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Willowherbs (ONAGRACEAE)

The Evening Primrose is probably the best-known member of this large family. Most bees cannot collect the pollen grains of willowherbs because they are stuck together; only certain bee species can pollinate willowherbs, all of which flower from June. With the exception of the American Willowherb all the willowherbs listed here are native plants. Preparations from willowherbs are astringent, and must be taken with care, especially with regard to dosage.

C. American Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum)

This introduced species has alternate leaves and small pale pink flowers.