Broad-leaved Willowherb - Epilobium montanum

    Description

    Short to medium plant with a rounded stem. Leaves all opposite, the upper alternate, oval, usually toothed, and very short stalked. Flowers purplish pink, 6 to 12 mm, in lax racemes, the petals notched. Stigma four lobed.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Waste places, pathways and cultivated ground.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 431 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map