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  • Epilobium hirsutum

    • It is closely related to and sometimes mistaken for a rare, endangered native herb (Epilobium hirtigerum) that goes by the common name of hairy willowherb.

    • Scientific Name: Epilobium hirsutum
    • Colour: grows up to 2m tall stems are erect and branched large, showy pink-purple flowers (3cm diameter) with white centres and notched petals leaves are opposite, lance-shaped, tooth-edged, and attach directly on the stem long, narrow seed pods split open to release numerous seeds with long white hairs.
    • Habitat: Common habitats include marshland, ditches, and the banks of rivers and streams.
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