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.

Ecology: Grows in woodland clearings, on margins of woods and on wasteland. Flowers from June to September.

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. The fruit is a long capsule.

Note: The leaves are used medicinally.

Epilobium angustifoliumEpilobium angustifolium
Epilobium angustifolium

These images were taken in Czechia, Moravia, Moravsko-slezské Beskydy, Pustevny (July 15, 2007).