Scale bar: 1cm.
Glandular Willow-herb - introduced (*Epilobium ciliatum)
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family).
Native of North and South America.
Occurrence: It is a weed of damp places. It is a common nursery weed.
- like other Willow-herbs, it has long, slender, stalk-like fruit, usually held erect; the petals are on the tips of the fruit
- the stems often have fine, curled hairs
- the flowers are pale pink to purplish-pink
- it may grow to a metre or more
- the seeds have short tufts of hairs, which aid in wind dispersal of the seeds.
Similar species: The native Variable Willow-herb (Epilobium billardierianum ssp. cinereum) usually grows in dryer places.
Photo: Glandular Willow-herb in a nursery pot.