Fireweed: Guidepost to the Alaskan Summer

Here’s a picture of the beautiful Alaskan Fireweed plant. The plant is ubiquitous across Alaska’s more temperate regions during the summer months. The Fireweed is aptly named for its eye-catching bloom and tall stalk.

During the summer, fireweed begins to bloom. When the blooming is completed, Alaskans know that ‘termination dusting’ (the first new snow on mountain tops) and winter is about six weeks away.