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Bidens aurea - (Aiton.)Sherff.

Common Name Arizona beggarticks
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Marshy fields[260].
Range Southern N. America from Mexico south to Guatemala in Central America.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Bidens aurea Arizona beggarticks


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bidens aurea is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in flower from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea

The leaves are possibly used as a tea substitute[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture-retentive soil in full sun[200]. Prefers a good well-drained soil[260]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. Surface-sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Bidens bigeloviiBigelow's beggarticksPerennial0.8 0-0  LMHNM10 
Bidens bipinnataSpanish NeedlesAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHNM220
Bidens biternata Annual0.0 -  LMHNM01 
Bidens frondosaBeggar Ticks, Devil's beggartickAnnual1.5 0-0  LMHNM121
Bidens parviflora Annual0.6 -  LMHNM11 
Bidens pilosaBeggar's Ticks, Blackjack, Hairy beggarticksAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHNM221
Bidens tripartitaBurr Marigold, Threelobe beggarticksAnnual0.6 5-9  LMHNMWe221

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Aiton.)Sherff.

Botanical References

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