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Erechtites glomeratus
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Scientific classification
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Tribe:
Senecioneae
Genus:
Erechtites
Species:
E. glomeratus
Binomial name
Erechtites glomeratus
(Desf. ex Poir.) DC.
Synonyms
  • Erechtites glomerata (Desf. ex Poir.) DC.
  • Senecio glomerata Desf. ex Poir.
  • Senecio glomeratus Desf. ex Poir.
  • Erechtites argutus DC.
  • Senecio argutus A. Richard

Erechtites glomeratus, common name New Zealand fireweed or cutleaf burnweed, is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is native to Australia (all 6 states) and New Zealand, and also naturalized on the Pacific Coast of the United States (Washington, Oregon, and California).

Description

Erechtites glomeratus is an annual or perennial herb up to 200 cm (80 inches) tall. Leaves are lanceolate or linear with many pinnate lobes. One plant can produce as many as 120 yellow or purple flower heads, each with 50 or more disc florets but no ray florets.

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