Plant of the Week - Rosebay willowherb
September 9th 2016
Chamerion angustifolium – Rosebay willowherb
Other common name: Bombweed or Fireweed in the US
Rosebay willowherb can be found throughout the UK, it is a native species commonly found in open spaces and clearings in grasslands, farmlands, roadside verges, woodlands and gardens. It is a rhizomatous perennial species which can quickly colonise bare and disturbed grounds. Although it can be invasive, the pink flowers provide a pollen and nectar source to a range of insects in the summer months.
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