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Willow Herb

A willow herb seed head.  These develop from these:

which, in turn, develop from these:

This plant was growing in the long grass and was rather small compared with the great hairy willow herb (Epilobium hirsutum) that grow beside the lakes, so I don't know whether it was the same species.  I will just call it Epilobium sp. for the time being.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-09-09.

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