Erechtites hieraciifolius (L.) Raf.
Common Name: FIREWEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: 2
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

This is one of the relatively few American plants of weedy habit to have become naturalized in parts of Europe. Often in ± moist ground and burned or cleared areas; shores, marshy places, floodplains, disturbed sites, fields.

The copious white pappus is as conspicuous as that of Petasites, but comes late in the summer. At the base of the involucre are always some very slender, short, almost hair-like bractlets. Plants vary greatly in size and can be as tall as 2 m or as short as 6 cm when blooming.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Crawford County
Dickinson County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=313.