Plant ID forum: American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius)

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 5, 2013 2:10 PM CST
So far I have missed getting the blooms, but it does get yellow flowers









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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 5, 2013 2:36 PM CST

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It's American burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolia)


http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ERHI2
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 5, 2013 3:14 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thank you, Kent I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 5, 2013 3:26 PM CST

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My pleasure. That's about as "showy" as it gets, by the way.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 5, 2013 3:58 PM CST
This is true. And now the DB has some pictures to go with it's entry Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 5, 2013 7:02 PM CST
I'm going to piggyback on Ginger's closed thread here. I have the same but not the same thing --- mine looks different -- the leaves, the stem --- mine is extremely hairy; both the stems & the upper & lower leaf surfaces. My leaves are far more toothed than anything I could find online or than Ginger's.
Kent, would you please take a look?

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 7, 2013 3:11 PM CST

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It appears to be Erechtites hieraciifolia, as well. In general, leaf shape is one of the least reliable characteristics to use for identifying a plant. Degree of hairiness can be a useful characteristic in some cases, but often isn't that reliable either. Wild species tend to show a lot of variation from one plant to another due to growing conditions, genetic variability, etc.

The flowers of Erechtites are quite distinctive and match the plant in your pictures extremely well. The leaf arrangement is correct for Erechtites. The leaves, and the general appearance of the plant itself, are at least within the range of what would be expected for Erechtites.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 7, 2013 5:03 PM CST
Thank you so much Kent. I tip my hat to you. And I appreciaie the info. on the variables in characteristics. The ones growing here are quite bushy compared to all I saw when researching & in truth, the plant is quite attractive to my eyes. You can imagine how I was anticipating the bloom. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing And then, and then....... what a disappointment. Hilarious! The foliage is still very attractive.
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Aug 7, 2013 10:36 PM CST
This thing came up in my Roses and it's about 7 feet tall. At least I know what it is now!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 8, 2013 12:36 PM CST
Goodness...glad I asked for an ID. Left to it's own devices it does get tall for me as well
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