Epilobium angustifolium

Common Name: 
fireweed, great willowherb
Scientific Name: 
Epilobium angustifolium L.
Family Name: 
Onagraceae - Evening Primrose Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
upright, tall, smooth
Stems of Fireweed
alternate, lanceolate to linear, nearly entire and wavy margins, short petioles
Leaves of Fireweed
4-petaled, purple to purplish-pink; terminal racemes
Flowers of Fireweed
Flowers of Fireweed
Seed Pods
narrow long, seeds tufted with silky hairs
Seedpods of Fireweed
Seedpods of Fireweed