Square-Stemmed Willow Herb
Herb: Square-Stemmed Willow Herb
Latin name: Epilobium tetragonum
Synonyms: Epilobium adnatum
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
Edible parts of Square-Stemmed Willow Herb:Leaves - cooked. Used as a vegetable.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp woodland clearings, hedgebanks, ditches and cultivated soil.
Propagation of Square-Stemmed Willow Herb: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Damp woodland clearings, hedgebanks, ditches and cultivated soil.
Medicinal use of Square-Stemmed Willow Herb:None known
Known hazards of Epilobium tetragonum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.