Chamaenerion parviflorum Schreb.
Chamaenerion pubescens (Roth) Moench
Epilobium caballeroi Pau
Epilobium cordatum Biv.
Epilobium intermedium Mérat
Epilobium menthoides Boiss. & Heldr.
Epilobium molle Lam.
Epilobium mollissimum Schur
Epilobium neutrum Pall. ex Hausskn.
Epilobium numidicum (Batt.) Batt.
Epilobium palustre Willd.
Epilobium pubescens Roth
Epilobium rivulare Hegetschw.
Epilobium tauschii Knaf ex Hausskn.
Epilobium umbrosum Dumort.
Epilobium uralense Hausskn.
Epilobium villosum Curtis
Common Name: Codlins And Cream
Epilobium parviflorum is a robust, herbaceous perennial plant with short-stalked leafy basal rosettes. It produces a clump of erect stems that are well-branched towards the top, and can grow around 18 - 100cm tall, occasionally reaching 160cm[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Eurasia - from western Europe through central and southeastern Asia to China and Japan; N. Africa - Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
Stream banks, marshes, fens etc; at elevations up to 360 metres[
]. Usually in disturbed wet places near streams, bogs, and rivers, open waste slopes and meadows in mountains; at elevations from 500 - 1,800 metres, occasionally to 2,500 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.