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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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 adults feed on honeysuckle during the night while the caterpillars usually live on willowherbs, particularly rosebay willowherb.
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.
She relishes the mouth-filling words: "There were vetches and lady's bedstraw, forgetmenots and speedwells, foxgloves, viper's bugloss, cow parsley, deadly nightshade (wreathed in the hedges), willowherb and cranesbill, hairy bittercress, docks (good for wounds and stings), celandines, campions and ragged robin" (34).
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.
Travelling widely, possibly using the expanding steam railway network, she discovered the then-rare rosebay willowherb, a plant now considered to be a weed.
Willowherb restores skin's luminosity and visibly improves redness and inflammation.
En Canada y Estados Unidos de America "hairy willowherb" (Darbyshire et al., 2000) y en el Reino Unido "great willowherb" y "codlins and cream" (Down Garden Service, http://www.downgardenservices.org.uk/).
They feed on wildflower, such as rosebay willowherb, and it's unusual for them to seriously damage garden plants.
Origins Face Mask with Rose Clay PS25, origins.co.uk A deep-cleansing mask made with Mediterranean rose and Canadian Willowherb, giving skin an instant glow.
Willowherb and meadowsweet grow in the bankside where there is damp.