Epilobium parviflorum   Hoary Willowherb CC DD N

Epilobium parviflorum whole Epilobium parviflorum close Epilobium parviflorum hoary

This is one of the difficult members of this tricky genus to identify. It is usually quite hairy or hoary (see RHS photo) as the name suggests but not always. It does have slightly toothed leaves and a four-lobed stigma but varies quite a bit in appearance. The flowers are not small as you might think from parviflorum but just about the same size as other medium sized willowherbs.

It is found throughout England, Wales and Ireland but becomes scarce in the highlands of Scotland.

Llandulas quarry 16th July 2008

Added on October 26th 2005, updated 30th December 2008, updated 29th March 2010, July 21st 2013

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