GREAT WILLOWHERB

CODLINS-AND-CREAM

Epilobium hirsutum

Willowherb Family [Onagraceae]  

Flowers:
month8jul month8july month8Aug month8sep month8sept

Pappus: pappusZpossible (white, long, simple, within a 4-sided pod)
pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8purple
inner
inner8white
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ4
stem
stem8round

7th Aug 2008, Compstall Navigation, Etherow Valley, Gtr Mcr. Photo: © RWD


30th July 2007, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Photo: © RWD


11th July 2005, Cumbria Coastal Way, near Cark. Photo: © RWD


27th July 2007, Hall Road, Merseyside. Photo: © RWD


14th Aug 2004, between Wilpshire and Sabden, witch country. Photo: © RWD


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD


11th July 2007, Gathurst, near Wigan. Photo: © RWD


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD
Normal mauve type growing with unusual pink and white forms.


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD
Pink form.


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD
White and pink forms together.


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD
Pink and white forms growing on same plant, side by side!


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD
Totally white-form plant.


1st Aug 2008, near Croston, Preston. Photo: © RWD
White form.


It is no doubt not inconceivable that some of these white and pink forms are some of the very many hybrids of willowherbs detailed, but the author will leave those identifications to experts.

Hybridises with other Willowherbs, namely:

  • Short-fruited Willowherb (Epilobium obscurum) to produce Epilobium × anglicum (found in one hectad only nowhere near where the photos were taken).
  • Square-stalked Willowherb (Epilobium tetragonum) to produce Epilobium × brevipilum (found in several locations but not within 100 miles of Manchester where the photos were taken).
  • Broad Leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum) to produce Epilobium × erroneum (is found in the Manchester area and several other areas).
  • American Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) to produce Epilobium × novae-civitatis (is found in the Manchester area and several other areas).
  • Pale Willowherb (Epilobium roseum) to produce Epilobium × goerzii (found in one hectad only near London).
  • Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) to produce Epilobium × subhirsutum (found in the UK in several hectads south of Lancaster including around Manchester).
  • Marsh Willowherb (Epilobium palustre) to produce Epilobium × waterrfallii (found in very few hectads)
All one big happy family!

Distinguishing Feature :


  Epilobium hirsutum  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Onagraceae  

Distribution
family8Willowherb family8Onangraceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Epilobium
Epilobium
(Willowherbs)

GREAT WILLOWHERB

CODLINS-AND-CREAM

Epilobium hirsutum

Willowherb Family [Onagraceae]  

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