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Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)

Image ID: 2014/ahgh116

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Family: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)
Height: 2 to 6 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
Date:  7/13/2014
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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