Andy's Yukon Wildflowers

Dwarf Fireweed or River Beauty

Chamerion latifolium  (formerly Epilobium latifolium)

Dwarf fireweed or river beauty, copyright 2009 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

 

Also known as: Broad-leaved Willow Herb, Arctic Fireweed, Dwarf Fireweed, River Beauty.

Habitat:  River bars, damp hillsides and roadsides; Arctic and alpine.

Interest: Member of the Evening Primrose family.  This is a circumpolar, northern hemisphere plant.  The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.

Location: Mount Montana, Carcross, Yukon
Date: July 16, 2008

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Sudbury, Ontario

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