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Willowherb distribution in Britain

Willowherb distribution in Britain

A New Zealand willowherb (Epilobium brunnescens) has spread over much of the British Isles since its accidental arrival some time in the early 1900s. This map shows its known distribution at different times. It favours damp sites and is well represented in the wetter parts of Ireland and Great Britain, especially in the west and in mountainous country.

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How to cite this page:

Ross Galbreath, 'New Zealand species overseas - Plants running wild', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/10089/willowherb-distribution-in-britain (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Sep 2007