Plant of the Week - Rosebay willowherb

September 9th 2016

Plant of the Week - Rosebay willowherb

Chamerion angustifolium – Rosebay willowherb

Other common name:  Bombweed or Fireweed in the US

Family: Onagraceae

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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