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Bidens frondosa (Devil's beggartick)
Smith, R.W.

Bidens frondosa

Bidens frondosa L.

Devil's beggartick, Spanish needles

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Bidens frondosa var. anomala, Bidens frondosa var. caudata, Bidens frondosa var. pallida, Bidens frondosa var. stenodonta

USDA Symbol: BIFR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (I)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bidens frondosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bidens frondosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bidens frondosa

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-07-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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