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Willowherb Family Onagraceae


A small family but with a couple of big species! Willowherbs are generally shades of purple or mauve, some are quite striking and obvious to identify whilst others are much more difficult being quite similar. Often favouring damp conditions but in a wide range on habitats you can potentially encounter a willowherb almost anywhere.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Guidance Notes Recent Records

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Broad-leaved Willowherb

Elipobium montanum

Great Willowherb

Epilobium hirsutum

Hoary Willowherb

Epilobium parviflorum

American Willowherb

Epilobium ciliatum

Marsh Willowherb

Epilobium palustre

Rosebay Willowherb

Chamerion angustifolium


Circaea lutetiana

Pale Willowherb

Epilobium roseum