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Common Name: Codlins And Cream
Epilobium parviflorum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe, including Britain, from Sweden south and east to N. Africa and W. Asia to India.
Stream banks, marshes, fens etc, to 360 metres[
|Pollinators||Bees, hoverFlies, Self
Succeeds in most soils[
]. Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
] or in partial shade[
The flowers are attractive to bees and provide a good late source of nectar[
Leaves - raw. Added to salads, they have an agreeable flavour[
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.