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Can anyone identify this self set wild flower? It is about 3ft tall and flowers on each branch. I have seen the same plant growing alongside local small waterways.
Thanks for all those who answered my question on dropping. The general consensus was hedgehog.

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One of the Willowherbs maybe - can't see the inside of the flower clearly in your photos though.

8 Jul, 2017


Pretty sure its Great Willowherb, Epilobium hirsutum.The only other one that tall is Rosebay Willowherb and it isn't that.

8 Jul, 2017


yes its great willow herb. Epilobium hirsutum, likes dampish conditions on chalky/lime soils. one of my favourite wild flowers from childhood. produces a thistle down type seed so it seeds around very freely. bees and hover flies like it a lot.

8 Jul, 2017

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