Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) COLOR PHOTO

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) FREE COLOR PHOTO: Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) (L.) Holub ssp. angustifolium, Symbol: CHANA2, Group: Dicot, Family: Onagraceae, Growth Habit: Forb/herb, Duration: Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native. View 12 genera in Onagraceae, 2 species in Chamerion, 2 subspecies in Chamerion angustifolium. Chamerion is from the Greek chamae lowly, Species angustifolium Latin for narrow leaved. Commonly called Fireweed this plant will spring up after fire and in other disturbed areas.

Other common names include: Common Fireweed, Perennial Fireweed, Narrow Leaved Fireweed, Great Willow Herb, Rosebay, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally, Blood Vine. Carl Linnaeus, the "Father of Botany" named this plant Chamerion angustifolia in 1753. This hardy herb produces abundant narrow pointed leafs 3 to 6 inched long on a single stem that may vary from 3 to 8 feet tall. Flower size about 1 inch across. Bloom season runs from June to September. Foliage may turn color under dry conditions

Title: Fireweed, Alternative Title: (Chamerion angustifolium), Creator: Ramsburg, Anna, Source: Innoko NWR-036, 037, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: INNOKO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Refuges, Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Species, Vegetation, Plants, Alaska.

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USDA, NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (plants.usda.gov). Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) FREE COLOR PHOTO

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants, Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants, Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants, Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants, Class Magnoliopsida -Dicotyledons, Subclass Rosidae –, Order Myrtales –, Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family, Genus Chamerion Raf. ex Holub – fireweed, Species Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub – fireweed, Subspecies Chamerion angustifolium (L.) Holub ssp. angustifolium – fireweed.

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