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Erechtites hieraciifolius

Plant of the Day: Erechtites hieraciifolius American burnweed

There are two very distinct varieties of American burnweed. One of them (Erechtites hieracifolius var. hieracifolius) inhabits fields, clearings and disturbed sites, and is distributed throughout New England and across much of North America. The other (E. hieracifolius var. ...

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