Pale Willowherb - Epilobium roseum
Short to tall rather slender, somewhat hairy plant. Stem rather brittle with raised lines, with a rosette of leaves at the base in the Autumn. Leaves mostly opposite, lanceolate to elliptical, narrowed at the base, toothed and stalked. Flowers white, becoming pinkish streaked 8 to 10 mm with a club shaped stigma.
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Damp habitats, pond edges.
June to August.
Occasional throughout lowland England and Wales, scarce in parts of northern England and in Scotland.
Scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 31 of the 617 tetrads
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