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Bidens cernua L.
Nodding beggartick, Bur marigold, Nodding beggarticks, Nodding bur marigold, Nodding burmarigold, Nodding burr-marigold, Sticktight
Synonyms: Bidens cernua var. elliptica, Bidens cernua var. oligodonta
USDA Symbol: BICE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Numerous yellow flower heads nod increasingly as the flowers mature.
The species name cernua is Latin for nodding. Bur Marigold seeds are sometimes eaten by ducks. Where the range of this species and Smooth Bur Marigold (B. laevis) overlap in coastal areas, B. cernua is much less prevalent.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Root Type: Tap Leaf:
Purple Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Nova Scotia; in the east, mainly coastal to North Carolina; occurs inland on a local basis. Native Habitat:
Swamps and wet ground. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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, PANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2010-11-08
Research By: TWC Staff