Epilobium L.

Willow Herb

Supported by

Perennial or rarely annual herbs, sometimes woody at base. Leaves opposite or alternate. Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils, usually actinomorphic; without bracteoles. Hypanthium short but evident or (not in Australia) absent or to 4 cm long. Sepals 4, deciduous. Petals 4, usually white, pink or purplish pink, or (not in Australia) yellow or red. Stamens 8. Ovary 4-locular. Fruit a slender, elongate capsule. Seeds numerous, occasionally (not in Australia) few, usually with a coma of long, fine hairs. source: ABRS Flora of Australia Online

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Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).