Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2048

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in waste areas near wool-combing mill, ballast, other disturbed area, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: White (but usually absent)
Disc: Yellowish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter or styliferous & sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Bidens pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Beggar-ticks