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PlantFiles: American Burnweed
Erechtites hieraciifolia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erechtites (e-REK-ti-tees) (Info)
Species: hieraciifolia (hi-er-ay-see-ih-FOH-lee-a) (Info)

Synonym:Erechtites hieraciifolia var. hieraciifolia


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral sladeofsky On Jul 2, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

A very, very, very prolific weed. But, they are easily pulled when young. For some reason, they often appear under my bird feeders. I don't think the seeds are used as food in seed mixes. My assumption is that birds eat them in the wild and deposit them in poo at feeders. But really, I have no idea.

Positive amysgarden69 On Sep 24, 2013, amysgarden69 from Greenville, SC wrote:

This weed may not be beautiful, but its the coolest plant I've ever seen.

Negative gregr18 On Sep 13, 2012, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A very common late-summer flowering weed in the eastern part of the United States. Not an attractive plant and not something you want in your flower beds.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anna, Illinois
Louisville, Kentucky
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Halifax, Massachusetts
Greenville, South Carolina

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