Fireweed Photo Gallery
Can I eat Fireweed?
Young Shoots are traditionally mixed in with other wild greens. As the plant matures it becomes bitter.
Medicinal uses for Fireweed
Dena'ina Native Alaskans would use it to treat pus-fill injuries. They would place a raw stem on the area and use it to draw the pus to the surface.
Meadows, Mountains, Disturbed Areas, Burned Areas
Fireweed is often used to help revegitate disturbed areas because it grows easily in a variety of areas. This tendency to colonize quickly makes it an ideal pioneer species. It is the larvel host to the White lined sphinx moth.