Carolinas and Georgia

1914

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Bidens aristosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens aristosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-009:
Bidens aristosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bidens aristosa var. aristosa

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bidens aristosa var. mutica

 

COMMON NAME:
Ditch Daisy, Bearded Beggarticks, Midwestern Tickseed-sunflower, Tickseed Sunflower


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

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

 

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

LEAVES:
Simple: usually laciniately (raggedly) pinnatisect (pinnately cleft to the midrib)
Opposite
Petioles 1-3cm 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 aristosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

Ditch Daisy, Bearded Beggarticks, Midwestern Tickseed-sunflower, Tickseed Sunflower