Fireweed, Yellowknife NWT

Or perhaps I should say, Chamerion angustifolium, a rose by any other name and all that.

And, as you’ll see from my photos, “The inflorescence is a terminal raceme of many flowers.”  My thoughts exactly.

Close-up of purple fireweed in bloom.

Close of purple fireweed in bloom.

 

 

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4 Responses to Fireweed, Yellowknife NWT

  1. Tom Watson says:

    There are two beautiful pictures!
    Tom

  2. Imagine finding something edible and of heartbreaking beauty soon after a forest fire. And the fires release the seeds that will reforest the land. Nature has some strangely forgiving ways.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Life is endlessly inventive, it seems to me – another hopeful thought for them as needs one.

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