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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt.
Bearded beggarticks, Tickseed sunflower
USDA Symbol: BIAR
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Slender, leafy, much-branched stems bearing several yellow, daisy-like flower heads.
The prickly fruit of Bidens species are known as beggars-ticks, the very common, 2-pronged stickers that cling to ones clothing during autumn walks. They can be removed easily with the flat edge of a knife blade.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
Ontario; New England south to Georgia, west to Texas, and north to Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Wet meadows, roadside ditches, abandoned fields, and low ground. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(I)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-05-28
Research By: TWC Staff