British Columbia: Is this Lysimachia maritima?

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  1. Polar

    Polar Active Member

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    Saw it growing in abundance on islands off Nootka island, along the forest edge on pebble beaches. This picture was taken in early August. Sorry, I didn’t get closer pictures or have time to stop for closer examination….
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That is fireweed. It's name has been changed a few times in recent history.
    Most recently known as Chamaenerion angustifolium, but it is again being listed as Epilobium angustifolium by E-Flora BC and Plants of the World.

    You can find very large swaths of this beautiful native bloom in the mountains after fires, or more commonly clearcuts.
     
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    I’m wondering about the low lying plant in front and around the fire weed. Can you see it?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yeah, ha ha, that makes more sense, cause you know almost everybody knows fireweed. I don't know what the other stuff is. Lysimachia maritima seems like a good possibility.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, the foreground material is Lysimachia maritima.
     
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    That’s excellent! Thanks!
     

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