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Common roadside species 1

Posted by adidas 6/7 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 10:07

Could someone tell me what this is? NC mtns, wet woods, roadside....but probably grows everywhere :)!


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RE: Common roadside species 1

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 10:12

I bet it's gonna be....Bidens (not sure of species)..aka beggarticks. Expect yellow cosmos (close cousin) like flowers starting soon till frost.


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What dbarron said.


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Beggar's tick is Bidens Alba. Probably the most common weed in florida.


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Agree with Bidens.


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Bidens frondosa or B. vulgata. Don't expect showy flowers.


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 11:15

My Bidens (course I'm out West), are quite showy...
The species I have seen is B. aristosa...


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Thank-you everyone! Bidens it is! I don't think the leaves or stems match those of B. alba...the stems are red and green. I also understand that B. frondosa and B. vulgata are very similar....am I right to assume that I need to wait 'til it flowers to count the number of leafy bracts around the flower to be able to determine which it is? I don't care much about showy flowers but w/limited space in this disturbed area I prefer species like Joe Pye, goldenrod, Asclepias...I read that quite a few species eat the foliage of beggar's tick so as long as it doesn't out compete everything else I'll keep it :) Thanks!


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 11:23

It will quite successfully reseed...in a moist environment.


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