Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Erechtites hieracifolius (L.) Raf. ex DC. var. hieracifolius image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

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Josh Sulman

Josh Sulman
Family Asteraceae
Erechtites hieracifolius (L.) Raf. ex DC. var. hieracifolius
American burn-weed, fireweed
Erechtites: ancient name of some species of groundsel, probably Erechtheus
hieracifolius: Hieracium-like leaves
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 2"-80" tall forb with fibrous roots
Flower: head whitish to yellowish, 1/3"- 2/3" long; inflorescence flat-topped to elongated clusters of drooping heads; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:dry seed on bright-white, fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, sharply toothed to sometimes lobed
Habitat: dry to wet; open woods, partially disturbed sites

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Flora of North America (off site)
Erechtites hieracifolia (L.) Raf. ex DC. var. intermedia Fernald
Erechtites hieracifolia (L.) Raf. ex DC. var. praealta (Raf.) Fernald
Erechtites hieracifolia (L.) Raf. ex DC. var. typica Fernald
Senecio hieracifolius L.

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