great willow herb

  1. either of two tall, large-flowered willow herbs, Epilobium angustifolium or E. hirsutum.

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How to use great willow herb in a sentence

  • On burnt grounds: Epilobium angustifolium, in full bloom, (great willow-herb); and Erechthites hieracifolia (fire-weed).

    The Maine Woods | Henry David Thoreau
  • Epilobium angustifolium (great willow-herb), great fields on burnt lands; some white at Webster Stream.

    The Maine Woods | Henry David Thoreau
  • The fourth tall flower is the flea-bane, and the fifth the great willow-herb.