A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Rose Bay Willow Herb

Now coming into bloom is the Rose Bay Willow Herb sometimes known as Fireweed because of its habit of colonising recently burnt or disturbed ground. It was spread around the country in the days of steam railways when fires on the lineside embankments and cuttings were frequent. Seeds were blown along the line by passing trains.

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