Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Epilobium montanum L. - Broad-leaved Willowherb - Onagraceae
Epilobium montanum
© Paul Hackney
Epilobium montanum
© Paul Hackney
Epilobium montanum
© Paul Hackney
Epilobium montanum
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A very common native species. The plant grows to about one or two feet in height, has smooth opposite oval leaves up the stems and small lilac-pink flowers which have a four-lobed stigma like a small cross. It grows in woods, scrub and other shady places, and as a garden weed.

All names: Epilobium montanum L.; Epilobium collinum auct.