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October 6th, 2022 - Fireweed

Getting Hands on in the Hammond: Featured Species

Fireweed Fireweed has gone to seed! As you might have guessed from its name, fireweed thrives in areas that have been burned out in forest fires. This flower is often abundant in wet calcareous to slightly acidic soils in open fields, pastures, and wetlands. Its tendency to quickly colonize open areas with little competition, such as sites of forest fires and forest clearings, makes it a great example of a pioneer species. The fireweed is the official flower symbol of Yukon, Canada.


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