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Scientific Name: Chamerion angustifolium
Pronunciation: ka-MER-ee-on an-guss-tih-FOE-lee-um
Common Name: fireweed
Family Name: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Key ID Features: Florets in racemes to 60 cm long; fruit capsules to 5 cm long, developing at the bottom of the raceme as florets continue to form near tip.
Course(s): not used (on campus)


Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - central, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Group or mass planting, Herb, Perennial border, Reclamation, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images. Cultivars shown include C. 'Alba'.
fireweed
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces:
Colour in Summer: Green, Pink
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Linear
Margins:

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Rust, Slugs or snails
 
Location(s):
(TKC) TamaracK Courtyard
(WDY) WeeDY location
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