Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Rosebay Willowherb
Epilobium angustifolium
of the Willowherb family
a perennial
80 - 150 cm high
blooms June-September
likes cultivated and waste land, woods, ditches hedgerows
can be seen throughout the Park
This was beside the Old Roman Bridge.
For a wonderful picture of this flower,click on this image and click on the 'expand to regular size box' .
when it appears on the bottom right hand corner

This very common plant, also known as 'fireweed' was once grown as a garden plant but is now considered to be a weed. Its hoards of airborne seeds make it a very pervasive plant which forms very dense clumps which exclude all other plants. It also has thick roots which allow it to spread beneath the ground..