The flowers of Willow-herbs are at the ends of long, narrow cylindrical pods. The pods peel open to release the fluffy seeds.
Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family).
Most are natives. The introduced species is a nursery weed.
Occurrence: Widespread and common. Willow-herbs often grow in weedy places such as gutters, nature strips and roadsides.
Name. Epilobium: from epi upon; lobos a pod, referring to the flowers resting on the pod-like fruit.