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Marcus, Joseph A.
Bidens laevis (L.) B.S.P.
Smooth beggartick, Smooth bidens, Smooth bur marigold, Larger bur marigold
USDA Symbol: BILA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2010-11-08
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA