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fahy er weed

  • n  tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant
  • n  an American weedy plant with small white or greenish flowers

  • Homemade breakfasts include local delicacies like fireweed honey and salmonberry jam.
  • They tussled with the Mexican fireweed that had got into the oats, stopped to oil the binder, took a swig from the canvas water jug, worked on.
  • Monkshood and fireweed were other prominent indicators of sites.

  • Bill Holm in Seattle Times
    Traditionally, our people collected the fur off the bushes in the summer time when [the mountain goats] shed,Bill said by phone from Bellingham. "The original blankets were a mix of mountain-goat wool, cattail fluff and fireweed fluff...

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