Species: Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum)

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. Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum)

This is a tall, softly hairy species, as befits the name, and its leaves are mostly opposite. The pink flowers may be seen in the damper parts of the cemetery.

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Great Willowherb

Great Willowherb is a tall, softly hairy species, as befits the name, and its leaves are mostly opposite.

Great Willowherb

The pink flowers of Great Willowherb may be seen in the damper parts of the cemetery.

Great Willowherb

Preparations from willowherbs, including from the Great Willowherb, are astringent, and must be taken with care, especially with regard to dosage.