OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Bidens connata   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens connata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bidens connata

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Bidens tripartita

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-003?:
Bidens tripartita   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bidens connata

 

COMMON NAME:
Purplestem Beggarticks


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image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bico3_001_lvd

        

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_bico3_006_lvd

        

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2758

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, margins entire or dentate to serrate, per Flora of North America.

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2762

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3586

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The stems are light green to purple, more or less terete, and glabrous, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm211012_4277

October    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Usually no ray florets, but if they do occur, they are few and insignificant, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm211012_4280

October    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Each achene has 4 barbed awns, 2 longer outer awns and 2 shorter inner awns, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm211012_4285

October    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm211012_4286

October    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

3-8 green, leafy, glabrous, oblanceolate, elliptic, or oblong bracts, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Bidens connata, Purplestem Beggarticks

JK Marlow    jkm211012_4287

October    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The inner awns are fragile, so some achenes will have only 2-3 awns, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Bidens connata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bidens connata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bidens connata

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Bidens tripartita

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-70-003?:
Bidens tripartita   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bidens connata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4479

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC-SC Mtns, uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: marshes, bogs, wet meadows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire or dentate to serrate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Yellow
Rays: Absent, or rarely present & yellow
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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