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Epilobium angustifollium
Epilobium angustifollium

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Zones A1-A3, 1-7, 14-21, 36-45
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Regular Water
Moderate

Epilobium angustifolium

Fireweed
Onagraceae
Perennials

Native to northern parts of North America (including Alaska and the Northwest) and Eurasia. To 2–5 ft. tall, 1 1/2 –3 ft. wide; narrow leaves to 10 in. long. Loose clusters of pink to rosy purple, four-petaled flowers in early summer. (‘Album’ has white flowers.) Seeds itself freely in open spaces, especially after forest fires. Attractive but generally considered weedy.

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