- any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Epilobium, of the evening primrose family, having terminal clusters of purplish or white flowers.
Origin of willow herb
First recorded in 1570–80
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The wild-flowers are willowherb, meadow-sweet, and loosestrife.Beauchamp's Career, Complete
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