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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[ˈwɪləʊˌhɜːb] nepilobio
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Willowherb and meadowsweet grow in the bankside where there is damp.
Origins gives a shout out to Epilobium angustifolium, also known as Willowherb or fireweed-- right on the pack.
The walkers stopped to appreciate plants which have colonised abandoned former industrial land, such as willowherb, black knapweed, toadflax, cowslips and tansy.
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.
Rosebay willowherb is a tall plant producing beautiful purple flowers.
Weeds can be prolific when it comes to seed production - for example rosebay willowherb can produce up to 80,000 seeds per plant.
Panicle willowherb and horseweed are new to the Napa area and represent some of the biggest challenges at present.
And under those leaves spread the yellows, purples and whites of tansy, rosebay willowherb and yarrow.
Salisbury described how new plants--such as gallant-soldier, Oxford ragwort and rosebay willowherb, nicknamed 'bombweed' by Londoners--had flourished in wartime, having drifted in from Europe or America as seeds on food aid or soldiers' clothes, or sprung to life after being buried under bricks and concrete smashed in air raids.
We'll keep all the plants that are working well but thin down or, in some cases, ban bullies such as Chamerion angustifolium, known by us all as willowherb.
purpleleaf willowherb (Epilobium coloratum), rice cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides), and arrowleaf tearthumb (Polygonum sagittatum) (Davey Resource Group, 2008).