John's Nature Pictures

Red Fireweed

Unlike the Fire Poppy, this plant does not depend on fire to grow. It's name probably comes from it's appearance. You see, it can grow pretty abundantly in some areas, and in a breeze all those tall spikes of red flowers look like flames dancing above the greenery. It is also very widespread.     Epilobium angustifolium  (Evening Primrose family)

Picture #054 -  copyright © 1998 by John Sherman


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