Rosebay Willowherb - Chamerion angustifolium
Robust, almost hairless, patch forming plant to 2.5 metres. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, slightly toothed with a vein running along close to the margin. Flowers violet or rose purple, 20 to 30 mm in long, tapering racemes, petals slightly notched.
Disturbed sites, waste places, banks and roadside verges.
June to September.
Common throughout much of Britain, scarcer in the north.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 594 of the 617 tetrads.
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