Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the Onagraceae family. It has tall leafy single stems from about 2.5′ to 8′ tall and topped with a cluster of pink flowers. They spread by creeping rhizomes and can form large thickets. They like full-sun, grow in dry to wet areas and flowers mid-summer. It is considered a pioneer species as it will be one of the first plants to grow after a forest fire or in a cleared area. A good plant for pollinators.

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