Rosebay Willowherb by fishers

Rosebay Willowherb

Today I'm sharing another shot of a weed, but which is quite attractive. This is a Rosebay Willowherb flower head which has turned to seed. This plant is known in North America as fireweed, and in some parts of Canada as great willowherb.

It is found widely distributed throughout the temperate northern hemisphere. It is particulary commom in areas where land has been disturbed. It is said that it spread rapidly in the UK with the engineering and landscaping that took place during the railway building period from 1825 onwards.

Where large numbers of these plants are found and they are turning to seed, a windy day can make the seeds appear almost like snow.

Ian
lovely
August 20th, 2020  
Ah yes ....so pretty when pink and then the fairies fly and set seed all round about!! 😄😄
August 20th, 2020  
Nice shot
August 20th, 2020  
Lovely. Like someone smoking a cigarette.
August 20th, 2020  
Lovely
August 20th, 2020  
A lovely tangle of seed, it’s no wonder it thrives, there are banks of it around our countryside’s hedgerows and wastelands.
August 20th, 2020  
the detail here is really lovely!
August 20th, 2020  
Lots of great textures in this capture
August 20th, 2020  
Such a lot of interesting shapes and textures
August 20th, 2020  
Nice textures.
August 20th, 2020  
A beautiful close up and focus.
August 20th, 2020  
beautiful shot, how beautiful and strange is this plant, thanks for the information
August 21st, 2020  
It is so pretty, what a lovely name too.
August 21st, 2020  
Very pretty, looks like fairy floss
August 21st, 2020  
So fluffy, my partner is in hiding from these at the moment with his hay fever.
Lovely detailed shot.
August 21st, 2020  
@pdulis @sarah19 @bkbinthecity @sangwann @carolmw @craftymeg @koalagardens @seattlite @francesc @kwind @pyrrhula @santina @onewing @kjarn @pattyblue

Thank you all for your lovely comments and fav, they are very much appreciated.

It is surprising how much of interest there is, even in what are classed as weeds.

Ian
August 21st, 2020  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.