Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Bidens polylepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens aristosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-010:
Bidens polylepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ditch Daisy, Bur-marigold, Ozark Tickseed-sunflower, Bearded Beggarticks


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Look for it in marshes, wet meadows, bogs, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: usually laciniately (raggedly) pinnatisect (pinnately cleft to the midrib)
Opposite
Petioles 5-30mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter or styliferous & sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Bidens polylepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

Ditch Daisy, Bur-marigold, Ozark Tickseed-sunflower, Bearded Beggarticks