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Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
Image ID: 2014/ahgh116L
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
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Fireweed may be easily confused with:
- Large Purple Fringed Orchid
Fireweed has four equal petals and very prominent stamens. The orchid has unequal petals which are prominently fringed.
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.