ROADWEEDS OF THE UPPER PENINSULA
|Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)|
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.
Return to Purple Flower Page, or to the Michigan Invasive Plant Council home page.
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