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Codlins and Cream Epilobium hirsutum

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Description

These delicate flowers are ones to get a notebook out and draw a picture. This plant will capture the artist in young and old alike. The beautiful color and the uniqueness that is captured as the seeds disperse is one to grab your camera and take a picture.

Willowherbs are in the Onagraceae family.  They are annuals that are more common in cool regions but occur occasionally as a cool-season weed in warmer areas. Seedlings are small and slow to establish, but once established. This weed is becoming more prevalent in container nurseries, likely spreading in contaminated nursery crops. Inspect liners to prevent introduction. Prevent plants from going to seed. Willowherbs are not well managed by herbicides currently labeled for use. Herbicide efficacy rankings for this species are based on limited experimental data.  This weed is similar to northern willowherb  (Epilobium ciliatum).

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Tags:
#pink#annual#weed#pink flowers#weedy#winter interest#weeds#wetlands#meadow#ditches
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#pink#annual#weed#pink flowers#weedy#winter interest#weeds#wetlands#meadow#ditches
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Epilobium
    Species:
    hirsutum
    Family:
    Onagraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Temp. Eurasia to Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Weed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are pink. Long seed pods split open to release many wind-dispersed seeds.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Stems are winged, and, lack petioles and are deeply veined. Leaves and stems of hairy willowherb are densely hairy.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy