Square-stalked Willowherb - Epilobium tetragonum
Medium to tall plant with long strap shaped, toothed leaves. The pink flowers have four notched petals and a club shaped stigma. The stem is square and the fruit capsules are 7 to 10 cm long.
The square stem and strap-shaped leaves distinguish this from other Willowherbs.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Damp areas such as ditches, stream sides and woodland clearings.
July and August.
Fairly frequent in lowland England and Wales north to Yorkshire.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 53 of the 617 tetrads
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