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any of several plants that spring up in fire-swept regions, especially the great willow herb Epilobium, which is classified in the family Onagraceae (evening primroseevening primrose,
common name for the Onagraceae, a family of plants of worldwide distribution, most species of which grow as herbs in the temperate New World, and specifically for members of the genus Oenothera.
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4-petal pink flowers with thin pointy leaves. Leaf and root used to make tea as anti-inflammatory for digestive, stomach and bowel problems. Young shoots best to eat. There is a different plant also called fireweed- see “Pilewort”



(Epilobium angustifolium), a perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Epilobium. The inhabitants of Kopor’e, a village near St. Petersburg, used its leaves for making tea (hence the plant’s Russian common name, koporskii chai).

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Walker married Ferdinand Schemm in 1927, and the success of Fireweed helped finance the young family's move from the Midwest to Montana.
For the rest of the evening, Gary Farmer (of Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Buffalo Tracks, Powwow Highway and Smoke Signals fame) hosted the event, introducing scenes from Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters and Rose, Tina Mason's Diva Ojibway, Daniel David Moses' Almighty Voice and His Wife and Red River, John MacLeod's Diary of a Crazy Boy, Billy Merasty's Fireweed, an Indigeni Fairy Tale, Drew Hayden Taylor's Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, Yvette Nolan's Annie Mae's Movement and the Turtle Gals' the Scrubbing Project.
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Before all that, though, Lerner lived a very different life, and that is her focus in Fireweed.
But it is wonderful to see Canadian publications that provide an arena for young Canadian feminists to articulate their views (another excellent example is the Fall/Winter 1997 issue of Fireweed, called "Revolution Girl Style").
She's also choreographed several solo works, and has choreographed and acted in a number of plays, including Age of Iron, Fireweed, and Dry Lips Oughta Move to-Kapaskasing.
I was also (and still am) on the editorial collective for Fireweed.
Brian has published previously in CD and in Fireweed, and has recently Launched his own Literary magazine, Strange Fruit.
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The syrupy sweeteners represented 14 different primary floral nectars--from fireweed and mesquite to star thistle and sunflowers.