Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #29.

Hi everyone! Here we are with another wildflower, the “fireweed”. There are a couple different subspecies of this one, but not much difference between them. This is a native wildflower, member of the primrose family and blooms from June to August with beautiful pink to light purple flowers in a cluster type spike at the top of the plant. They can grow from 3 to 7 feet (about 1 to 2 meters) tall. They prefer sunny locations but will grow in part shade. They are often found along lakes, rivers, streams and fields. They are usually one of the first plants to grow after a forest fire, bringing life and beauty to a charred landscape, and being a good source of nectar to draw bees and butterflies back to the area. They can be found across Canada and most of the US except from Kansas to Texas and east to Florida and Georgia. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #29.

  1. Whoever named this flower was definitely on high ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ who would name these flower a Fire weed ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ hahaha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ A beautiful flower ๐Ÿ˜

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    • I should have said why, it’s because it grows up so fast after a forest fire, that’s the fire part. And after the fire it spreads fast, like a weed, even though it isn’t. So there it is Fire Weed!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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  2. Thanks for the explanation ! That is a tall plant ! But pretty ! Sleep well both of you ! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ด

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    • Yep, it is beautiful, very nice to see a bunch of them blooming together. I hope so, kind of cold tonight!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™€ Have a good night also!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ด

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  3. I love that โค๏ธ I love the color ๐Ÿ’œโ€ฆ I love the name ๐Ÿ”ฅโ€ฆ I love that it restarts life ๐Ÿ™Œโค๏ธ

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    • I like that color too, very nice, we don’t have many wildflowers that color and most are very small. Have a great day Trisha!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บโ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒž

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      • In winter and spring we have tall grasses and lots of lilac โ€ฆ lilac for days lol

        Then the heat comes and kills everything, we have fires โ€ฆ and I donโ€™t really know what comes in first ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I have never had to experience thankfully ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      • Oh, there was lots of lilacs blooming this year, now the lilac trees have started blooming and I have never seen so many flowers on them before! Even trees that have never bloomed before are full of flowers this year.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐ŸŒž

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      • I do not know if they are native here?

        They are beautiful so doesnโ€™t really matter to me lol ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธ I love the purple

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