The rains came back with wind and thunderstorms. Everything started to grow like crazy, including the weeds and I'm thinking of writing a book about weeds. But a book take's time, so in the mean while I'll do a series of 'wonderful weeds' on this blog.
The first one : FIREWEED (Epilobium angustifolium or Chamerion angustifolium), also called great willowherb or rosebay willowherb and the dutch name is 'wilgenroosje' which means little willow-rose, because the leaves look like willow leaves.
It grows espescially on places where there's been a fire, hence the name fireweed. The young leaves are edible (raw, cooked or as a tea).
This cute one is very interested ...