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Northern willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum) foliage has several
features that make it easy to identify. Each leaf is 2 to 8 inches
long, serrated, oppositely arranged on lower foliage, but sometimes alternately
arranged on the upper part of the stem. Leaves are sessile or with
very short petioles.
Notice the distinctly sunken veins on the leaves.
Northern willowherb foliage is oppositely arranged along the stem,
though sometimes upper foliage can be alternately arranged.
On the preceding three images, notice the red coloration in the
Also note that depending on growing conditions, plant foliage (and plant
size) can be much smaller.
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