MSUE greenback.gif (10644 bytes)



Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) 

Fireweed .jpg (25550 bytes)Fireweed2.jpg (41023 bytes)

Fireweed is a native across North America.  It gets it's name because it quickly invades disturbed areas, such as those created after fires.  Frequently confused with purple loosestrife, fireweed has a very different looking flower, although from a distance or driving the down the highway it can be hard to tell the two apart. 


daisy_button_blue_md_wht.gif  Return to Purple Flower Page, or to the Michigan Invasive Plant Council home page.

This website is maintained by Bill Cook in cahoots with the Michigan Invasive Plant Council (MIPC).  The MIPC is a loose group of folks (not necessarily a group of loose folks!) working to make information available about invasive plants in Michigan and related issues.  If you have questions or comments about the information on this page, contact Bill

Michigan State University programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.