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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 20 | Asteraceae | Erechtites

1a. Erechtites hieraciifolius (Linnaeus) Rafinesque ex de Candolle var. hieraciifolius

Erechtites hieraciifolius var. intermedius Fernald; E. hieraciifolius var. praealtus (Rafinesque) Fernald

Stems and leaves dry or turgid, not succulent. Receptacles 5–8 mm diam. Cypselae 2.3–3 mm, nerves 10–12. 2n = 40.

Flowering summer–early fall. Usually semidisturbed sites in open woods; 0–800 m; N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que. Sask. Ala., Ark, Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Wash., W.Va., Wis.; Mexico; West Indies.

Variety hieraciifolius is highly variable and mildly weedy. In the flora area, it occurs naturally from Quebec to Florida and westward to about the limits of the eastern deciduous forest; it is sporadically adventive on the West Coast and elsewhere in temperate regions.


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