Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3392

Forb
Annual

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

Common (rare in NC Piedmont, rare in SC)

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
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 cernua   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens cernua   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-70-002:
Bidens cernua   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Nodding Bur-marigold


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image of Bidens cernua

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bice_001_lvd

        

image of Bidens cernua

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_bice_008_lvd

        

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_003

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_009

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

6-8 ray flowers to 0.6" long, or none. Disk yellow, hemispheric, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_011

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_014

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Leaves sessile and sometimes connate at the base, usually toothed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_020

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_022

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Lvs sessile, lance-linear to lance-ovate, coarsely serrate to almost entire, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Bidens cernua

JK Marlow    jkm120920_025

September    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Outer involucral bracts leafy, typically surpassing the disk, 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