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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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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Halifax, Massachusetts
Greenville, South Carolina

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