Rosebay Willowherb - Chamaenerium angustifolium

Foraging and identification of Rosebay Willowherb aka Fireweed (Chamaenerium angustifolium))

Edible plant - novice Season - Summer Common names Rosebay Willowherb, Fireweed, Willowherb, Bombweed

Scientific name meaning: The genus name is from the Latin Chamae, meaning false, and the Greek Nerium, meaning Oleander. The species name is Latin in origin, from Angust and Folium, meaning narrow leaved.

Rosebay Willowherb (Chamaenerion angustifolium) Habitat


Found on slightly acidic to calcareous wet soils. It quickly colonises cleared areas, particularly after fires.