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Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium

Description:

Belongs to the Evening Primrose Family. A terminal, spike-like cluster of deep pink flowers and narrow willow-like leaves on a tall stem. This is a showy, post-fire invader and a spectacular sight in mass. The seeds are dispersed far and wide by long, white, silky hairs.

Habitat:

Spotted along the Old Indian Hiking Trail at Tamarac NWR. Plant was growing along the trail in an open woodland area.


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Minnesota, USA

Lat: 46.95, Long: -95.66

Spotted on Aug 12, 2017
Submitted on Aug 13, 2017

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