Bidens laevis (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Bidens elegans, Bidens nashii, Helianthus laevis
USDA Symbol: BILA
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Linear , Obovate
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: 1-3
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Scattered in wet areas, ponds and streams in east, southeast and north central Texas and the Edwards Plateau; rare in the Trans-Pecos; most of the US except the higher mountainous areas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Conditions Comments: Will bloom until frost. Plant seed or roots in sandy to clayey soil in a bog or on the edge of a pond. Will bloom best in full sun. Reseeds easily.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bidens laevis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bidens laevis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bidens laevis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-11-08
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA