Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium


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Fireweed

 

(Epilobium angustifolium) Striking magenta flowers, grows 30 to 160 cm tall, blooms June to August. Spreads aggressively by rhizomes and seeds. Floral emblem of the Yukon.

Planting Instructions: For spring planting stratify seeds for 8 weeks. Sow tiny seeds on soil surface, press seeds firmly to ensure contact with soil and cover with a light dusting of soil (seed should still be visible).

Uses: Young leaves are edible and leaves can be used to make tea.

Habitat: Disturbed or burnt areas.

 

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