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Noun: fireweed  'fI(-u)r,weed
  1. Tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant
    - giant willowherb, rosebay willowherb, wickup, Epilobium angustifolium
  2. An American weedy plant with small white or greenish flowers
    - Erechtites hieracifolia

Derived forms: fireweeds

Type of: weed, willowherb

Part of: Epilobium, genus Epilobium, genus Erechtites

Encyclopedia: Fireweed