Plant ID forum: American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius)

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 18, 2015 6:26 AM CST
I have a whole clump of these growing under my wisteria. Trying to decide if it's a keeper or a yanker. Big Grin

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Gee, this one really looks familiar but I really haven't a clue as to identity. At first I thought it reminded me of Plantain but I don't think that's it.
Plantain (Plantago major)
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/broadleaf-plantain
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/program...

Here's a couple more to compare it to:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/horseweed
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/galinsoga

Hopefully someone will come along and recognize it right away and be able to give an exact ID. I'm always curious as to what plants turn out to be so I'll be watching this thread.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jul 18, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Thanks Lin. Well, no spikes on it like plantain!
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Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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plantrob
Jul 18, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Looks similar to the immature form of Erechtites hieraciifolius (American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius))
My page here: http://www.robsplants.com/plants/ErechHiera has a photo of a young specimen. Leaf margins aren't quite the same, but that may be natural variation?
Rob from Pennsylvania - robsplants.com
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jul 18, 2015 7:31 AM CST
You're right! The leaves do look like that!!
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― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Great photos Rob! And, Catmint's plant does resemble the American Burnweed. Here are a few more photo's for comparison.
http://courses.missouristate.edu/pbtrewatha/american_burnwee...
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/american-burnweed
Closer view of leaves down this page: http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=...

Catmint, if it turns out your plant is indeed American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius) you should add your great photo to the database.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Jul 18, 2015 7:33 AM CST
Thanks Lin and Rob! I do agree the leaf margins on this one are a little different from the other one. Natural variation?
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