Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fireweed

Fireweed (Epilobium argustifolium) can be found starting to bloom around Juneau. It is a deep-rooted rhizome that is able to reestablish itself quickly after forest fires, which is the reason for it’s common name.
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10 comments:

Mª Zélia said...

Além de linda e resistente nos transmite muita alegria! Estou feliz em conhecer mais uma preciosidade da natureza... Grata por compartilhar tanta beleza!

Regina said...

Very pretty!
Have a wonderful week.

" Regina "

AL said...

I like the color purple!

Judy said...

Thank you! I have heard of fireweed, but never seen a photo of it before! I love the colour!

SRQ said...

Driving back to Kenai from Homer, I saw an amazing field of fireweed. Of course, I had to stop and take it in. I was surprised that some of the fireweed was over 4-feet tall! Those are some of my favorite Alaska pics.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wonderful capture...beautiful focus! I would SO love to visit Alaska...gotta do it!

Linda said...

Lovely to see fireweed in detail. So often we don't look beyond the banks of vivid pink to the individual flowers.

Gale said...

It's amazing that that can be called a weed! It's beautiful!

Denise said...

A very beautiful wildflower! I have discovered something new today, thanks to you sharing such a delightful photo.
An English Girl Rambles

LC said...

I hadn't been familiar with this plant... reminds me of certain orchid varieties... very lovely... Larry