All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Tall Fireweed close-up</strong>
<em>Epilobium angustifolium</em><br>
Fireweed is a very common roadside and trailside plant. It is often incorporated into Alaskan artwork. This plant frequently grows after a fire, giving it it's common name. ...
Tall Fireweed close-up
Epilobium angustifolium

Fireweed is a very common roadside and trailside plant. It is often incorporated into Alaskan artwork. This plant frequently grows after a fire, giving it it's common name. It grows up to 3 feet tall. According to Native lore, when the last flowers on the top of the stalk finish blooming, autumn will be 2 weeks away. Fall begins in late August or early September in much of Alaska!

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