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Epilobium angustifolium

Common Name(s):
Fireweed, Great willowherb
Category:
Wildflowers
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Up to 8 in. alternate, lanceolate to linear leaves; almost stalkless
Flower:
1-1.5 in. deep pink to magenta flowers on elongated, slender, drooping inflorescence with willow-like leaves; four roundish petals; seed pod contains numerous seeds with a tuft of silky hairs at one end
Site:
Clearings, open woods
Life Cycle:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2566

Epilobium angustifolium Epilobium angustifolium
Dean Morley, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Epilobium angustifolium Epilobium angustifolium
Randy Hausken, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Epilobium angustifolium Epilobium angustifolium
peupleloup, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Epilobium angustifolium Epilobium angustifolium
Kari Pihlaviita, CC BY-NC-2.0
Epilobium angustifolium Epilobium angustifolium
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0