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Epilobium tetragonum - L.

Common Name Square-Stemmed Willow Herb
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp woodland clearings, hedgebanks, ditches and cultivated soil[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Sweden south and east to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Epilobium tetragonum Square-Stemmed Willow Herb


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Epilobium tetragonum Square-Stemmed Willow Herb

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Epilobium tetragonum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

E. adnatum.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105, 177]. Used as a vegetable[2].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1], preferring a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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