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plant id needed

Posted by a2zmom Z6 - NJ (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 0:35

I posted a picture of this plant when it was very small. It's now full size and based on the tiny flowers, I assume it's a weed.

Question - exactlly what is it? Is it easy to remove?

It's approximately 2 feet high and wide.

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RE: plant id needed

Yes, it is one of the willow herbs/fireweeds, genus Epilobium. I can't begin to tell you which one, there are several hundred species. Several are used as medicinal herbs, but with the exception possibly of Fireweed, none of them are really attractive enough to use in the garden.

It will be easy to remove, just pull it, it won't grow back. BUT, be sure to do it before it goes to seed, they can be quite prolific self-seeders.

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