A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Red Willowherb (Epilobium latifolium)

Five mile camp, North Cascades N.P., WA, 8/2012.

Also known as:  Chamerion latifolium,  broad-leaved willowherb, dwarf fireweed, mountain fireweed, river beauty, and shingle rose.  Flowers look a lot like those of its close relative, fireweed, but this plant is much shorter and not raceme-shaped.  Edible both raw (flowers and buds) and cooked (leaves).  Has been  used medicinally (as a tincture or powder) to heal wounds and stop bleeding.

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