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A plant of temperate regions that typically has willow-like leaves and pink or pale purple flowers.
- ‘If its tenacity in our garden is anything to go by, willowherb (along with cockroaches, apparently) will survive any nuclear onslaught.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And I do wonder why she had to find her inspiration in the rose bay willowherb she saw in Germany, when there must be a wealth of other imagery in the Park itself (including willowherb, I'm sure).’
- ‘Among the common wildflowers are one-flowered cinquefoil, woolly lousewort, alpine willowherb, three saxifrages, and an Indian paintbrush.’
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