Great Hairy Willowherb by fishers

Great Hairy Willowherb

Great Hairy Willowherb is a tall, perennial plant, reaching up to 6 feet (almost 2 metres) in height. The robust stems are very hairy with soft spreading hairs.

The natural range of the species includes North Africa, most of Europe up to southern Sweden, and parts of Asia. It is absent from much of Scandinavia and north-west Scotland. It has been introduced to North America and Australia. It typically grows in wet or damp habitats without dense tree-cover, up to 2,500 metres above sea-level. Common habitats include marshland, ditches and the banks of rivers and streams. It flowers from June to September, with a peak in July and August. The flowers are visited by many types of insects, and a number of insects feed on the leaves.

Ian
I love these pretty flowers. We have quite a lot growing around the lake in the park.
Lovely close up, I like how you've caught the little hairs on the stems, fav.
August 19th, 2020  
sweet
August 19th, 2020  
Pretty and so many swathes of this weed in and around wasteland hedgerows and anywhere there is a bit of space!!
August 19th, 2020  
A lovely close up shot
August 19th, 2020  
I like Willowherbs, ours have all been mown down by the hedge-cutting vandals. Lovely shot
August 19th, 2020  
Lovely details, colors
August 19th, 2020  
lovely detail
August 19th, 2020  
Great close up of this pretty flower. Nice details.
August 19th, 2020  
So pretty, I love the detail of the tiny hairs
August 20th, 2020  
cool
August 20th, 2020  
Beautiful
August 20th, 2020  
Very nice, I love all the hair!
August 20th, 2020  
Very pretty and yes, it sure is hairy
August 20th, 2020  
What an interesting plant. Nice capture.
August 20th, 2020  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, which are very much appreciated.

Another weed, but it has its attraction too!

Ian
August 20th, 2020  
So pretty!
August 24th, 2020  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna, these are attractive flowers.

Ian
August 27th, 2020  
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