Very common weed in my garden

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  1. Andre

    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    But what is it ?
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    May be Epilobium montanum.
     
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    I'd second that. I've just spent about 4 hours pulling it out of my pots. It gets everywhere!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Know exactly how you feel!!
     
  5. Andrey Zharkikh

    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Epilobiums are very efficient in this. Their seeds have no dormancy period and start immediately. I figured this out during winter, playing with small epilobiums in my lighthouse. The whole cycle from seeds to seeds take only 2-3 weeks. Nice model plant for geneticists! And this is probably the reason why fireweeds appear before any other plants at burnt sites.
     
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    So I haven't been imagining spontaneous generation of willowherb in a pot or bed I cleared only yesterday!
     

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