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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Erechtites hieraciifolius (L.) Raf. ex DC.
Fireweed, American burnweed

Erechtites hieraciifolius
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed sites from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but we only have reports or observations from the upper Keys (Key Largo, Pumpkin Key) and the lower Keys (Big Pine Key).  An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Erechtites hieraciifolius has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native




Erechtites hieraciifolius has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Erechtites hieraciifolius
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Erechtites hieraciifolius
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley