Free Coloring Page: Fireweed, It’s a wild edible!

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Epilobium angustifolium

Commonly known as: fireweed

Edible parts: young shoots, peeled steams, the root, and leaves.  Candies, syrups, jellies and ice cream have been favorite treats using fireweed in some cultures.

High in Vitamin C and used as a medicinal application for boils and cuts.
As a tea it has been used to treat prostate, kidneys, and urinary tract issues.

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(Warning) Disclaimer: Never eat a plant, not even this one, unless you are absolutely sure it is edible.  Do your own research on any unknown plants before you touch them or stick them in your mouth.  When in doubt – always ask a local expert or just leave it alone!

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