Fireweed is my favorite honey ! We have it here in northern British Columbia . It is perfectly clear and very slow to crystalize . It has a flavor all its own , like maybe a little taste of heaven here on earth .
It's interesting how the plant gets its name . When the seedling first emerges in the spring it is a bright red . It produces a very showy purple flower stalk in the late summer. And in the fall the fall the plant turns shades of yellow and red ( fire colors ) and the seed plumes release with a white silk-like stuff , looking like puffs of smoke . ---Burl---