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Epilobium hirsutum
(great hairy willowherb)

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Epilobium hirsutum (great hairy willowherb)

Summary

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  • 16 November 2021
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  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Epilobium hirsutum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • great hairy willowherb
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Epilobium hirsutum

Preferred Common Name

  • great hairy willowherb

International Common Names

  • English: great willowherb; Hairy willowweed
  • Spanish: Adelfilla pelosa
  • French: Epilobe hirsute; Onagre

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Rauhhaariges Weidenroeschen; Zottiges Weidenroeschen
  • Italy: Epilobio amplessicaulo
  • Netherlands: harig Wilgeroosje
  • Sweden: Rosendunoert

EPPO code

  • EPIHI (Epilobium hirsutum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Myrtales
  •                         Family: Onagraceae
  •                             Genus: Epilobium
  •                                 Species: Epilobium hirsutum

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

PakistanPresent

Europe

CzechiaPresent
EstoniaPresent
FinlandPresentIntroduced1886
NetherlandsPresent
NorwayPresentIntroduced1860
United KingdomPresent

North America

CanadaPresentIntroduced1940

Oceania

AustraliaPresentIntroduced1996

References

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Fazal Hadi, Muhammad Ibrar, 2015. Ecology of weeds in wheat crops of Kalash valley, district Chitral, Hindukush Range, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research, 21(3), 425-433. http://www.wssp.org.pk/vol-21-3-2015/11.%20PJWSR-06-2015.pdf

Shah, S. M., Asad Ullah, Fazal Hadi, 2014. Ecological characteristics of weed flora in the wheat crop of Mastuj valley, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research, 20(4), 479-487. http://www.wssp.org.pk/vol-20-4-2014/6.%20PJWSR-22-2014.pdf

Distribution References

Alminaite A, Davis R E, Valiunas D, Jomantiene R, 2002. First report of a group 16SrI, subgroup B, phytoplasma in diseased Epilobium hirsutum in the region of Tallin, Estonia. Plant Disease. 86 (10), 1177. DOI:10.1094/PDIS.2002.86.10.1177A

Bieman C F M den, Haas M de, 2019. Five leafhoppers and one planthopper new for the Netherlands (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae & Tettigometridae). Entomologische Berichten. 79 (4), 147-153. http://www.nev.nl/pages/publicaties/eb/

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Fazal Hadi, Muhammad Ibrar, 2015. Ecology of weeds in wheat crops of Kalash valley, district Chitral, Hindukush Range, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research. 21 (3), 425-433. http://www.wssp.org.pk/vol-21-3-2015/11.%20PJWSR-06-2015.pdf

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

Vymazal J, 2013. Vegetation development in subsurface flow constructed wetlands in the Czech Republic. Ecological Engineering. 61 (Part B), 575-581. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.06.015

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