West Highland Flora

Marsh Willowherb


Epilobium palustre

 

Epilobium palustre

Photo Carl Farmer
31 Jul 2005 Portree, Skye
Top fl c 13 mm long from calyx-base

Common in marshes and wet ground, including flushes on hills.

Flower diameter c 4-6 mm.  Fruit capsule c 5-8 cm.  Stems to 50 cm tall but typically 15-30 cm.

ID: Stem round in cross-section, without ridges or raised lines running down from the leaf edges (but may have rows of hairs).  Stigma not 4-lobed but round and compact.  Leaves not or scarcely toothed, over 3 x as long as broad, narrowing to base.

Other features: Flowering end of stem droops once past the bud stage.

 

Epilobium palustre

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

  Epilobium palustre

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye

 


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