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SPEAR-LEAVED WILLOWHERB Epilobium lanceolatum (Onograceae) Height to 80cm. Recalls a slender, grey-green form of Broad-leaved Willowherb with alternate leaves. Found in shady places. FLOWERS are 6-8mm across with a 4-lobed stigma; white at first, turning pink later (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are pods that contain cottony seeds. LEAVES are narrow and taper to the base. STATUS-Local, S England and S Wales only.
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