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Epilobium palustre - L.                
                 
Common Name Marsh Willow Herb
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Marshes, acid fens, ditches etc[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, north to Lapland and Iceland, temperate Asia, N. America and Greenland.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Epilobium palustre is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Epilobium palustre Marsh Willow Herb


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Epilobium palustre Marsh Willow Herb
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Habitats
 Bog Garden;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and young shoots - cooked[105, 177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Succeeds in most soils[1]. A calcifuge plant, it requires a lime-free soil[17].
                                                                                 
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.
Related Plants                                         
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Epilobium angustifoliumWillow Herb32
Epilobium coloratumPurpleleaf willowherb10
Epilobium glabellum 11
Epilobium hirsutumCodlins And Cream21
Epilobium latifoliumRiver Beauty32
Epilobium macranthum 11
Epilobium parviflorumCodlins And Cream, Smallflower hairy willowherb20
Epilobium pyrricholophum 10
Epilobium tetragonumSquare-Stemmed Willow Herb10
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