Syn.: Chamaenerion angustifolium (L.) Scop., Epilobium spicatum Lam., Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub
Family: Onagraceae Juss.
Epilobium angustifolium
Distribution: All Europe, Macaronesia, Asia (up to Japan), Northern America, Greenland.
Habitat: Grows in woodland clearings, on margins of woods and on wasteland.
Description: Perennial herb, 50–200 cm high, erect stems, usually unbranched, leaves oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. Flowers in long racemes, petals 4, obovate, 1–2 cm long, rose-purple, rarely whitish, flowers from June to September. The fruit is a long capsule.
Note: The leaves are used medicinally.
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Epilobium angustifolium
Photo 15. 7. 2007 (the Czech Republic, Moravsko-slezské Beskydy, Pustevny).