Erechtites hieraciifolius (fireweed, American burnweed, or pilewort) is a plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae. It is native to the Americas, but can be found many places around the world having been introduced by human activity. It is introduced in Hawaii, China, and Southeast Asia



This species benefits from fire, and is often one of the earliest pioneer species of areas that have recently burned, hence some of its common names. It prefers moist sites but can handle gravelly soil and some degree of dry conditions. It also grows well in urban areas and around humans.

The flowers are pollinated primarily by wasps. The seeds are wind-dispersed, and are used as a minor food source by birds.


Drosera Rotundifolia is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Erechtites hieracifolia if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


  • None are recorded.

Other names

fireweed, American burnweed, or pilewort


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