Tuesday, July 05, 2011

August in June

Epilobium angustifolium


Rosebay Willow herb

County Flower of London 2002 

with this view

from this road


  1. Margaret are you trying to make a point here. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to suggest that one person's pride and joy is another's weed!

    Really quite amazing isn't it how closely related many of our common species are?

    Good piccies.

  2. Nothing so clever Ray-I just think Rosebay Willow herb is one of the loveliest plants ever, the colour, the shape, the way it arrives on disturbed ground unasked, its gorgeous seed heads , EVERYTHING.

  3. In the wild I have to agree, in the garden especially when its very strong colour clashes like made with everything else in sight, I'm not so sure. As I may have mentioned before, I have the National Collection of weeds!