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Fireweed

Two species of fireweed flowers can be found around Valdez: Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), and Dwarf Fireweed (Epilobium latifolium). 

a blooming fireweed plant

Fabulous Fireweed. Photo by Gary Minish

Dwarf Fireweed (Epilobium latifolium) is a smaller cousin to Fireweed. This flower is also known as "River Beauty" and, as the name suggests, it can be found along streams and riverbanks. It may also be found on slopes. Dwarf Fireweed blooms later in summer, in July or August.

 

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Fireweed at the Terminal

Photo by Neil Hannan

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Fireweed to the Fore

Photo by Gary Minish

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