Wow. I've never seen so much Fireweed in one area. Great capture with the foggy background. Is the Fireweed a big problem out there Larry? It is classified an invasive species here in the east.
Best regards, Tom
It is considered a beneficial plant here. It quickly invades disturbed sites (especially after a fire) as a pioneer species, and helps stabilize them. It is also used by wildlife (such as deer, bear and others) for forage. Fireweed honey is quite popular in this region as well. The natives once used the young leaves as a salad. Also they cut the stem open and ate the white pith like a candy.
Best regards, Larry
Hi,Larry nice snap n had good knowledge of fireweed.best wishes from navsha.
Thanks you very much Navsha!!
Best regards, Larry.
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