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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Bidens laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bidens laevis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-001:
Bidens laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bidens laevis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bidens nashii

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Bur-marigold, Smooth Beggarticks


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image of Bidens laevis, Showy Bur-marigold, Smooth Beggarticks

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bila_001_lvd

        

image of Bidens laevis, Showy Bur-marigold, Smooth Beggarticks

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_bila_006_lvd

        

image of Bidens laevis, Showy Bur-marigold, Smooth Beggarticks

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_7197c

October    Sumter County    SC

Sparkleberry Swamp

Opposite, sessile, undivided 2-6" leaves distinguish it from other Bidens, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Bidens laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bidens laevis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-001:
Bidens laevis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bidens laevis

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bidens nashii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2886

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: marshes, stream banks, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins usually coarsely dentate to serrate, sometimes ciliate

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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