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Common Name: Marsh Willow Herb
Epilobium palustre is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.40 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe, including Britain, north to Lapland and Iceland, temperate Asia, N. America and Greenland.
Marshes, acid fens, ditches etc[
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
]. A calcifuge plant, it requires a lime-free soil[
Leaves and young shoots - cooked[
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.