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Bidens mitis (Smallfruit beggarsticks)
Smith, R.W.

Bidens mitis

Bidens mitis (Michx.) Sherff

Smallfruit Beggarsticks

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Bidens mitis var. leptophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , SC , TX , VA

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.

Research Literature

Reslit 30 - A Floristic Study of the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, Levy County, Florida (1995) Jame L. Amoroso and Walter S. Judd
Reslit 973 - Vascular Flora of Little Manatee River State Park, Hillsborough County, Florida (2003) James H. Myers, Jr. and Richard P. Wunderlin

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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