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Fireweed · Epilobium angustifolium

Description: This perennial (3-10 ft.) is adorned with eye-catching pink to rose violet flowers for about two weeks in summer. Kruckeberg attests "Fields of fireweed in late summer come ablaze with gorious color all over the Norhwest. . . " (Gardening With Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest. Kruckeberg, Arthur, University of Washington Press, 1989.) Fireweed can quickly spread by seed and rhizomes, and often colonizes disturbed sites. It is a frequenter of habitats recovering from fire, hence its name. Sun/part sun, moderate water, poor soil ok.