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Kev121Kev121 Posts: 66


hi can anyone give me an I.d. To this wildflower in my garden. I have seen it many times and know it grows like mad.

many thanks Kevin.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    Rosebay Willowherb

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,015

    Rose bay willow herb. Rampant self seeder. It will drive you mad too.

    Don't let it seed.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980

    Rosebay willowherb ... seeds all over the place ... they drift on the air like thistledown.  Don't let it set seeds if you don't want it to spread. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    Rosebay willow herb, Epilobium something or other.  Someone will know the species name.  Also known as fireweed, because it's one of the first colonisers of burnt soil.  I remember the lovely swathe of purple it made on the bombsite next to my primary school.

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