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fireweed,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).