Chamerion angustifolium

Chamerion angustifolium

Fireflower (Fireweed)

Previous scientific name(s): Chamaenerion angustifolium, Chamerion angustifolium ssp. angustifolium, Chamerion angustifolium var. angustifolium

Moderate moisture requirement; full sunlight. Perennial with pink flowers blooming June to September from foothills to midmontane, often occurring in rich moist soil in open woods, prairies, hills, along streams and disturbed ground. Aggressive, persistent underground stems often enable this plant to cover areas en masse, especially following fires or other disturbances.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
14 
- 84 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
9.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
8,500,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pink
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall