This native flowering perennial spreads easily and is often found in forest clearings, along roadsides, and in low, wet places. Commonly establishes after fires, hence the name fireweed. Creates 3-6 ft tall spires of pinkish-purple blooms from June through September. A great food source for butterflies, bees, other beneficial insects, and hummingbirds.
|Habitats||Shallow Marsh, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland, Oak Woodland, Bottomland Forests, Riparian Forests|
|Mature Height||3-6 ft.|
|Shade Preference||full sun, part shade, shade|
|Soil Tolerance||well-drained moist to dry soils|
|Special Uses||supports beneficial insects and hummingbirds; erosion control|