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Epilobium angustifolium

Epilobium angustifolium

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.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 16.

Small plant in pretty autumn colors. Tammisaari archipelago, Finland. Wild. 2004-09-12.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 14.

Closeup of almost white flowers. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 2001-07-08.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 12.

Flowering plants, one almost white. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 2001-07-08.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 11.

Closeup of plant in seed, covered with frost. Turku, Finland. Wild. 2000-09-15.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 10.

Plants in seed, covered with frost. Turku, Finland. Wild. 2000-09-15.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 9.

A field of flowers. Ylästö, Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 2000-07-12.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 8.

Very young spring shoots. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1999-05-25.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 7.

Leaf. Vanhakaupunginlahti, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1999-05-25.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 6.

Spring growth. In spring you can just take the top 5 cm (2") off and use that as a stew, or use the whole very young stalk (up to 20 cm/8" tall) like asparagus. The better the sauce, the better the taste of the dish. Maunula, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 1999-05-15.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium 5.

Closeup of flower, white form. Chelsea Physic Garden, London, UK. Planted. 1997-07-01.

Photo: Epilobium angustifolium.

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.

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