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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
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[ˈwɪləʊˌhɜːb] nepilobio
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The adults feed on honeysuckle during the night while the caterpillars usually live on willowherbs, particularly rosebay willowherb.
Tell us about your garden: It was hacked out of a wilderness of brambles and willowherbs and little oak trees 30 years ago.
apertus), willowherbs (Epilobium [=Chamaenerion] angustifolium, E.