Chamerion angustifolium (Fireweed)

Moderate moisture requirement; full sunlight. Perennial with pink flowers blooming June to September from foothills to midmontane, often occurring in rich moist soil in open woods, prairies, hills, along streams and disturbed ground. Aggressive, persistent underground stems often enable this plant to cover areas en masse, especially following fires or other disturbances.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Onagraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/Herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 2-5 ft. in.

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: Late summer

Annual Precipitation: 8+ in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes 

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 4.8-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound:

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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