As its name suggests, Dwarf Fireweed is a small version of its easily recognized relative. It is a perennial herb that grows from 1-3' tall. The stem is variously branched and usually erect although it sometimes grows at angles and is covered with oval leaves that have smooth margins. The flowers are large (1.5" across) and an unmistakable deep pink that is synonomous with all varieties of fireweed. Dwarf Fireweed is common in sandy areas, river bars, recently deglaciated areas, and generally anywhere there is well-drained soil.