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PlantFiles: Devil's Beggartick
Bidens frondosa

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bidens (BY-denz) (Info)
Species: frondosa (frond-OH-suh) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative turttle On Jul 25, 2010, turttle from Chapel Hill, NC wrote:

Huge negative. Pernicious invasive weed with only one redeeming feature that I can see. It is native, and it claims to attract butterflies, must be a larval food source, but not worth it. It is all over my yard and I can't get rid of it. Poky, spiny seeds. Don't let it get a foot hold in your yard!

Neutral frostweed On Jan 9, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Devil's Beggartick Bidens frondosa is Native to Texas and other States.

Negative PurplePansies On Jul 6, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Can I put double or triple negative?! This is an awful awful nasty plant. Unshowy yellowish flowers and these leaves as in picture. It pops up everywhere as a weed. Very hard to (even though hand pulling is easy) to eradicate. Prefers richer soil (like your garden/vegetable soil!) in part sun. It has the NASTIEST seeds.... I've ever seen etc. They are "sticked" with pointed on the end and stick to you whenever you walk by. They stick to pets as well. My dog comes in with hundred on him. Maybe that's why they are called "ticks"? - Devil's - beggartick is avery apt name.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Paris, Kentucky
Versailles, Kentucky
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Portage, Pennsylvania



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