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Hi, can anyone help me identify this wildflower, i saw it around two months ago in scotland and it was very common. Thanks!imageimage



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    Rosebay willowherb

    admired by some (OK, me) as a great plant and food for the larvae of the Elephant Hawkmoth.

    Despised as a weed by the neat and tidy brigade

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,192

    I mistook it for something else. Better check my garden again!

    Last edited: 17 September 2016 17:34:04

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,280

    It is rosebay willowherb. Very pretty but liable to self seed everywhere.

  • JudyNJudyN Posts: 119

    If you look at the individual flowerheads up close, they are absolutely exquisite. You can even buy a white version from Crocus!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    the white, and the light pink, are sometimes said to be non-invasive. Don't believe it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,185

    This is very hardy - apparently it grew in nooks and crannies in bomb sites after WW2 and earned the name "fireweed" as a result.

    I think it is spectacular along the roadside when in full bloom - a real splash of colour.  But it is prolific, so I wouldn't want it in a garden setting!

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    I'm with Nut on this image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    Hello Fishyimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Hi Nut image

  • Brilliant. Thanks everyone. I do quite like them even if they are seen as a weed!

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