Focus on Fireweed Aug 17, 2017 | Out and About in Maine | 4 comments In August, Fireweed paints the Downeast landscape a vibrant purply pink. The tall spires are laden with elegant, delicate little flowers. Turns out that this afternoon I’m not the only one interested in Fireweed on the side of the road. Share this!Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) 4 Comments Leslie on August 18, 2017 at 8:17 am you just reminded me…I fell in love with FIreweed last year on our trip to Alaska and brought some seeds home to plant. Love the color! Never realized it was on the East Coast. Susan on August 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm More often than not, it’s viewed as a weed out here! Kate on August 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm Fireweed makes the most delicious jelly! We have a enough plants in our neck of the woods to be able to make a batch of jelly most years. I’d love to find a stand of it like in your photo. Susan on August 20, 2017 at 7:28 pm I’ve heard that!