The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Chamaenerion angustifolium, Fireweed 

Chamaenerion angustifolium


  • Sun to light shade
  • Moderatly dry to moderatly wet soil
  • 4' in height, spreading to form a patch
  • Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Meadows, open woodlands and large pollinator gardens. 
  • Edible

New to my garden, the seeds for these came from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library

Extremely show and quick to establish after disturbance, including forestfires, these can spread fairly quickly by rhizomes, forming dense colonies that could overwhelm some gardens. 

Flowers, young leaves and stems are all edible -so is the root, but they may be bitter and they require roasting from what I've read online.

Photo by kallerna - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, 



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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality