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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

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)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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.