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Nature Pick: Fireweed


February 4, 2021

Rick Clark

Fireweed along a trail in Alice Creek.

Fireweed, or Chamerion angustifolium, is a native species found throughout Canada and in the vast majority of the United States, except for southeastern states and Texas. A circumboreal plant, it can commonly be found in coniferous and mixed forests, in aspen parklands, and alongside snowberry, thimbleberry and juniper.

The name fireweed comes from the plant's ability to quickly establish in ar...

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