Devil's Beggarticks

Bidens frondosa

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Bidens frondosa is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family, sunflower family. It is widespread across much of Canada, the United States, and Mexico It is known in many other parts of the world as an introduced species, including Europe, Asia, Morocco, and New Zealand. Its many common names include devil's beggarticks, devil's-pitchfork, devil's bootjack, sticktights, bur marigold, pitchfork weed, tickseed sunflower

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Our plant, which is called Devil's Beggartick, also has a common name which is Devils Pitchfork, Leafy Beggarticks, and Bidens frondosa. We found out that Magnoliopsida is a valid botanical name for a class of flowering plants. Devil's Beggarticks is an annual herb that is usually about 20 to 60 centimeters tall, but it can reach 1.8 meters at time. This plant grows in North America, Canada, U.S, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Morocco and New Zealand. Devil's Beggarticks prefers moist soils and full sun. It blooms anywhere from late Summer to early Fall. The medicinal use of the plant is that the root has been used for treating irritations, inflammations and pain.

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Color yellow
Seed black