alpine fireweed

noun

: a perennial herb (Epilobium latifolium) with reddish white flowers found in arctic America and south through the Rocky mountains to Colorado

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine fireweed was in 1921

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“Alpine fireweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20fireweed. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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