Fireweed in a Douglas Fir plantation – 200908LJW

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Comments (6)

Tom on August 7, 2009

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

Larry Workman QIN on August 8, 2009

Thanks 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

estoad on January 21, 2010

Great Picture.

Larry Workman QIN on January 22, 2010

Thank you!

naveen sharma on October 23, 2010

Hi,Larry nice snap n had good knowledge of fireweed.best wishes from navsha.

Larry Workman QIN on October 23, 2010

Thanks you very much Navsha!! Best regards, Larry.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 6, 2009
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    by Larry Workman QIN
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2009/08/05 07:49:28
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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