Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Fireweed ( Closed Petals )

This tall perennial is the provincial flower of the Yukon but is quite common across Canada and well known in Newfoundland. It is an ubiquitous plant growing from sea level to high in the mountains and it commonly invades burned over areas protecting the denuded land from erosion. As the forest regenerates, these flowers tend to die out. This happy flower is found blooming throughout the summer.

1 comment:

Genevieve Netz said...

That's a really beautiful flower.