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Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium

Description:

This plant can grow up to 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall, but is usually shorter. The top of the plant consists of a flowering stem with lovely pinkish flowers. Leaves are scattered and alternate.

Habitat:

This is a early colonizer of boreal and mountain forests that have suffered some form of disturbance, such as windthrow and burned over forests.

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Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2007
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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