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PlantFiles: American Burnweed
Erechtites hieraciifolia

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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

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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.

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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