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Fireweed

Onagraceae Epilobium angustifolium

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Onagraceae Family
Wild Clarkia Elegant Clarkia Evening Primrose Willowherb Evening Primrose Willow Gaura Common Evening Primrose Mexican Primrose Evening Primrose Fragrant Evening Primrose

Epilobium Genus
Willowherb Horneman's Willowherb Fireweed California Fuschia,Garrett's Firechalice
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This one was found in Utah.

Physical Description
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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal,Perennial, Stoloniferous, Hermaphrodite. Leaves are lancolate.
The radially symmetrical flowers have four magenta to pink petals, 2 to 3 cm in diameter. The styles have four stigmas, which occur in symmetrical terminal racemes.



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Onagraceae
Myrtales
Myrtales
Order of Myrtles
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
General Information

Chamerion

Rosebay Willowherb
It's called Fireweed because of it's ablility to establish itself after fires. It can also survive oil spills. It is a "Pioneer species".
The leaves of fireweed are unique in that the leaf veins are circular and do not terminate on the edges of the leaf, but form circular loops and join together inside the outer leaf margins.
Edible leaves when young and tender. As the plant matures the leaves become tough and somewhat bitter.
good source of vitamin C and pro-vitamin A.
treat pus-filled boils or cuts by placing a piece of the raw stem on the afflicted area.
Monofloral honey made primarily from fireweed nectar has a distinctive, spiced flavor.

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