Fireweed

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) derives its name from the fact that it is often the first plant to colonize in forests after fires burn back all other vegetation. Fireweed was one of the first wildflowers to grow in abundance after the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens.
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3 thoughts on “Fireweed

  1. This looks something like a wildflower around here called, “Sweet Rocket” (at least that’s what we call it.) I wonder if it’s one and the same?

    The color is brilliant and lovely..as always.

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