rosebay willowherb


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Noun1.rosebay willowherb - 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 clearingsrosebay willowherb - 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
Epilobium, genus Epilobium - large widely distributed genus of herbs and subshrubs of especially western North America and Arctic areas
willowherb - a plant of the genus Epilobium having pink or yellow flowers and seeds with silky hairs
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Tall standing foxgloves wave at us from roadside verges, together with the inevitable rosebay willowherb, the famous fireweed that engulfed much of London's blitzed landscape after Hitler's bombs had rained down on the capital city.
The second half of the route is along a disused railway line.The plant life here divides neatly into two categories - wild things such as brambles and rosebay willowherb which threaten to scale the fences and overwhelm domestic gardens, and cultivated plants including buddleia and Rosa rugosa which have made the leap in the other direction and have broken out.
Travelling widely, possibly using the expanding steam railway network, she discovered the then-rare rosebay willowherb, a plant now considered to be a weed.
Travelling widely, possibly using the expanding steam railway network, she discovered the then rare rosebay willowherb, a plant now considered to be a weed that grows along the verges of the very rail tracks she might have used.
Away from gardens they feast on rosebay willowherb and Himalayan balsam.
They feed on wildflower, such as rosebay willowherb, and it's unusual for them to seriously damage garden plants.