Common name: Fireweed

Description: Pink flower

Family: Onagraceae

Information: This perennial is named for its occurrence in burned areas. It is found in areas that have been recently disturbed, in burned areas, areas with roads and railway tracks, in avalanche tracks, and on river bars. It is additionally found in meadows and thickets, in dry to moist areas (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014).

Photo: A mesic meadow along Hurley River Forest Road between Pemberton and Gold Bridge (Lillooet), BC, at an approx. elevation of 1500m. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Epilobium%20angustifolium. Accessed: 2020-05-12.

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.