Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


209

Forb
Annual

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

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

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Opposite

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens aristosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-70-010:
Bidens polylepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_biar_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_biar_009_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0309u_2324

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm090907_011

September    Greenville County    SC

Outer involucral bracts curled and twisted, and longer than inner bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Bidens and Coreopsis

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_411

September    Greenville County    SC

12-21 calyculus bractlets [outer involucral bracts], these (6)8-12(20)mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_545

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_548

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves 1x-2x pinnately divided into lance-shaped, mostly toothed segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Bidens polylepis

JK Marlow    jkm140909_552

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

There are 12 or more outer involucral bracts, longer than inner ones, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Bidens polylepis

JK Marlow    jkm140917_805

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140917_827

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm170914_0492

September    Henderson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm180914_4723

September    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_polylepis_jr_1

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_bidens_polylepis

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm0310a_32

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0310a_37

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm111005_724

October    Greenville County    SC

Bright yellow rays are 1" or more long and surround a 1/2" disk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    s031102_a

November    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Fruits: Achenes; pappus of usually 2 barbed awns, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.