Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

Non-native: adventive from the New World tropics

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-SC, rare in NC

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: mostly 1-pinnately lobed
Opposite
Margins serrate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Bidens alba var. radiata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens alba var. radiata   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-012:
Bidens pilosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bidens pilosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, White Beggarticks


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image of Bidens alba var. radiata, Hairy Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, White Beggarticks

JK Marlow    s070913_a

September    Beaufort County    SC

Leaves ternately to pinnately dissected, base rounded to cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Bidens alba var. radiata, Hairy Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, White Beggarticks

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbpilosa_41

November        

Ray florets white, 5-8, the ligule 5-16 mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Bidens alba var. radiata, Hairy Beggarticks, Shepherd's Needles, White Beggarticks

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbpilosa_stjoe1

Month Unknown    Gulf County    FL