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Fireweed   /fˈaɪərwˌid/   Listen

Tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant.  Synonyms: Epilobium angustifolium, giant willowherb, rosebay willowherb, wickup.
An American weedy plant with small white or greenish flowers.  Synonym: Erechtites hieracifolia.

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"Fireweed" Quotes from Famous Books

... the east came more hewers of wood, not drawers of water, and the axe swung all around, and new clearings were made and earlier ones broadened, and where fireweed first followed, the burning of the logs there were timothy and clover, though rough the mowing yet, and the State was "settled." Roads through the woods showed wagon-ruts, now well defined; houses were ...
— A Man and a Woman • Stanley Waterloo

Words linked to "Fireweed" :   rosebay willowherb, Epilobium, willowherb, genus Erechtites, weed, Epilobium angustifolium, wickup, genus Epilobium

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