Definition of willow herb in English:

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willow herb

Pronunciation: /ˈwilō (h)ərb/
(also willowherb)


A plant of temperate regions that typically has willowlike leaves and pink or pale purple flowers.
  • Epilobium and related genera, family Onagraceae: many species, including the common hairy willow herb (E. hirsutum) and the common fireweed (E. angustifolium).
Example sentences
  • Among the common wildflowers are one-flowered cinquefoil, woolly lousewort, alpine willowherb, three saxifrages, and an Indian paintbrush.
  • But this warbler is usually associated with tangled vegetation near water or with reedbeds containing alders and an undergrowth including bramble, nettle and willowherb.
  • Not long ago so many plants sprouted from a single packet of seed that willowherb itself might have been jealous.

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Syllabification: wil·low herb

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