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Common Name: Square-Stemmed Willow Herb
Epilobium tetragonum 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 W. Asia.
Damp woodland clearings, hedgebanks, ditches and cultivated soil[
Succeeds in most soils[
], preferring a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
Leaves - cooked[
]. Used as a vegetable[
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.