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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The seed of the rosebay willowherb, decorated with extended straggly hairs, looks like a torpedo as it nears its target and the spiky orange fruit of the wild carrot resembles the impact that would follow.
Weeds can be prolific when it comes to seed production - for example rosebay willowherb can produce up to 80,000 seeds per plant.
And under those leaves spread the yellows, purples and whites of tansy, rosebay willowherb and yarrow.