willowherb


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willowherb

(ˈwɪləʊˌhɜːb)
n
1. (Plants) any of various temperate and arctic onagraceous plants of the genus Epilobium, having narrow leaves, terminal clusters of pink, purplish, or white flowers, and willow-like feathery seeds
2. (Plants) rosebay willowherb See rosebay
3. (Plants) purple loosestrife See loosestrife
4. (Plants) hairy willowherb See codlins-and-cream
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Noun1.willowherb - a plant of the genus Epilobium having pink or yellow flowers and seeds with silky hairs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Epilobium, genus Epilobium - large widely distributed genus of herbs and subshrubs of especially western North America and Arctic areas
Epilobium angustifolium, fireweed, giant willowherb, rosebay willowherb, wickup - tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant
codlins-and-cream, Epilobium hirsutum, hairy willowherb - plant of Europe and Asia having purplish-red flowers and hairy stems and leaves; introduced into North America
Translations
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Origins gives a shout out to Epilobium angustifolium, also known as Willowherb or fireweed-- right on the pack.
Rosebay willowherb is a tall plant producing beautiful purple flowers.
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The nine most-common plant species found in 20 PEM1 wetlands in the northern Sierra foothills were (not in order of prevalence) (A) common rush, (B) water smartweed, (C) sand spikerush, (D) rice cutgrass, (E) Baltic rush, (F) dallis grass, (G) common spikerush, (H) cattail and (I) willowherb.
Species with <2% cover included, in order of dominance, spike trisetum (Trisetum spicatum), granite mousetail (Ivesia muirii), alpine willow (Salix arctica), frosted buckwheat (Eriogonum incanum), Sierra beardtongue (Penstemon heterodoxus), heath wood rush (Luzula orestera), pussypaws (Calyptridium umbellatum), rockcress (Arabis platysperma), glaucus willowherb (Epilobium glabenimum), and little elephant heads (Pedicularis attolens).
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