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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Cosmos/coreopsis wild look-alike with barbed seed tips

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holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8319300

Would like help I.D.ing these: were growing in shady area near my friend's home. She wants to know whether to pull or conserve. She has physical disabilities, so I'm her "designated gardener" at times. It seems that these things have prickly seeds that really stick to ya!

This pic shows seed cluster (greenish brown-middle right)
& one flower (small yellow in upper left)

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holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8319308

an attempt at another pic...mis-clicked. Why is there no "Delete-post" option?

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holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
2:03 PM

Post #8319318

Take 2...it seems that the first I uploaded the 2nd picture: a click of a mm...

This photo shows flower & leaves a bit better...
(upper right...I think that's black locust root suckers in lower left.)

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Bretten
Germany

January 19, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8319350

To me it seems to be a Bidens of some sort...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


January 19, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8319382

Agreed, a Bidens of some type: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=bidens&searcher[species]=&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2011
5:26 AM

Post #8320188

Indeed! Thank you. I was previously unfamiliar with this genus. Nasty little buggers! No wonder they're often called "needles" or (like many plants with barbed or adhesive seeds) "ticks."

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