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Tauscher, Joseph Allan
Bidens alba (L.) DC.
Common Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, Spanish Needles, Butterfly Needles, Hairy Beggarticks, Romerillo
USDA Symbol: BIAL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Common Beggarticks is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae), which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , CT , FL , GA , HI , LA , MO , PA USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), PR(N), VI(I)
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PA
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1295
Collected 2013-05-29 in Harris County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2011-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff