Fireweed

Genus Epilobium
Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae)






The young shoots of this plant are edible when cooked as a pot herb, or eaten raw in a salad.



Fireweed
(Epilobium angustifolium)

Fireweed is one of the most widespread and beautiful of our wildflowers. It grows all over the northern hemisphere, especially where the terrain has been disturbed or burned over.







Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


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Photographed
by Sandra Bray