Short-fruited Willowherb - Epilobium obscurum
Medium to tall, somewhat hairy plant, with leafy above ground stolons produced during the Autumn, but not terminating in a rosette. Stems round, with raised lines. Leaves opposite, but the upper few alternate, oval to lanceolate, toothed, unstalked. Flowers purplish pink, 7 to 10 mm the petals notched, stigma club shaped.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Damp habitats, wet ditches, marshes, water margins.
July and August.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 76 of the 617 tetrads.
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