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'Fireweed Sunset'
Photo by Carl Thompson


July 12, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - The fireweed at Totem Bight are a beautiful addition to Monday's sunset. Fireweed are very striking plants, especially in mass.

According to, "this coarse, homely American weed is an annual and derives its name from its habit of growing freely in moist open woods and clearings, and in greatest luxuriance on newly-burnt fallows. It has composite flowers, blooming from July to September."

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