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Marcus, Joseph A.
Bidens laevis (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold
Synonym(s): Bidens elegans, Bidens nashii, Helianthus laevis
USDA Symbol: BILA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
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 Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Far South Wholesale Nursery
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2010-11-08
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA