10.10.2022 American Burnweed

I posted a bud with bee a little while back but this showcases a bud with bloom.  That’s a lot of seeds and might explain why this qualifies for “weedship” as it has spread all over the side yard where I have our wood pile and my splitter.  Prolific is an apt description of its abundance.

American Burnweed-Erechtites hieraciifolius var. hieraciifolius

There are two subspecies of Erechtites hieracifolius the other being Erechtites hieracifolius var. megalocarpus.  This one grows in fields which my yard qualifies as and the other near sandy beaches and salt marshes which my yard does not qualify as. Both are natives.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
This entry was posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Flora, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts, Wildflowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to 10.10.2022 American Burnweed

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    VERY prolific! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. shoreacres says:

    The bud reminds me of our non-native spiny sow thistle, although the flower is much prettier.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Todd Henson says:

    I likely would have misidentified this as dandelion. I like how you have the two buds, open and closed, together.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks, Todd. One of the nice things about having a little wildness in the yard is the opportunity to observe things over time. I was able to find this at just the right condition for the comparison.


  4. Striking photograph! The clarity is a joy to see.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Very nice image with Great Detail Steve!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wally Jones says:

    As Todd and Linda point out, very reminiscent of dandelions and thistles. All those seeds! Talk about an efficient delivery system!

    Very effective side-by-side portrait.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dave Ply says:

    Kind of like a dandelion having a bad hair day. Nice composition.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. This looks a fair amount like a Texas dandelion at similar stages.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s