Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) is a tall, beautiful flowering perennial that is usually pink or magenta but sometimes white. Fireweed is a native wildflower in several states including Utah and Alaska. This photo was taken in Seward, Alaska.
The young shoots of Fireweed can be eaten raw or cooked and eaten like asparagus, and the young leaves can be used in salads. In Alaska, Fireweed jelly and syrup can be purchased.