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willow herb

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noun
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Epilobium, of the evening primrose family, having terminal clusters of purplish or white flowers.
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Origin of willow herb

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for willow herb

willowherb
/ (ˈwɪləʊˌhɜːb) /

noun
any of various temperate and arctic onagraceous plants of the genus Epilobium, having narrow leaves, terminal clusters of pink, purplish, or white flowers, and willow-like feathery seeds
rosebay willowherb See rosebay
purple loosestrife See loosestrife
hairy willowherb See codlins-and-cream
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