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Photo: Epilobium angustifolium.

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Flowering and seeding plant. Ubiquitous and easy to pick, just do it before midsummer; otherwise the bugs will beat you to it. Fermented leaves have been used as a substitute for tea over in Russia. Used as a potherb also, but IMO not very tasty. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1992-08-01.


Epilobium angustifolium L.
Engl.: fireweed, rosebay willowherb, great willowherb, rose bay willow-herb, wickup, willow herb.
Deu.: Schmalblättriges Weidenröschen.
Suom.: maitohorsma, rentun ruusu.
Sven.: duntrav, mjölkört, rallarros, mjölke.
Bot. syn.: Chamaenerion angustifolium (L.) Scop., Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub.


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Photo: Epilobium angustifolium.

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