Scientific Name: Chamerion angustifolium ( syn. Epilobium )Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:fireweed Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:OnagraceaeHabit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural) Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Spiraled, Alternate, Sessile, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Elliptic, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Pink, Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Silver, Aug- Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Reclamation, Summer interest, Herb
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate and spirally arranged, most lanceolate, sessile, and less than 2 cm wide x 12 cm long; 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.