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tomatustomatus Posts: 27


This looks a bit weedy but  curious to know what it is before I uproot it. :)


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,574

    One of the Willowherbs I think.

    Weed with lots of seed.

    Last edited: 11 June 2016 12:26:01

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,287

    Probably Rosebay Willowherb (so flowers are reddish/purple) but there is a white version too.

    Zillions of fluffy seeds will float around and germinate all over the place if you allow it to seed

    Billericay - Essex

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,300

    They have big fat roots which you need to remove completely, or they'll grow back.

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    It's a willowherb but I don't think it's rosebay. Looks more like Epilobium hirsutum, Great Willowherb

    not that it makes much difference, above comments are still true. 

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