Wildflowers of New York

Chamaenerion angustifolium

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Fireweed
- Chamaenerion angustifolium

Synonyms: Chamerion angustifolium and Epilobium angustifolium
Evening Primrose Family

Fireweed gets its name from being one of the first plants to colonize areas burned by fire.

Seeds develop in long purple/red pods that split open when ripe. A tuff of fluff attached to the seed allows them to be carried away by the wind.

Found: Fields, clearings, burned out areas.
Height: 1 - 7 feet
July - Sept bloom time

Fireweed

Fireweed

Fireweed

Fireweed