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Bur Marigold Bidens aristosa

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Description

Sticktight is a herbaceous annual (sometime biennial) that may grow 4 to 5 feet in height. The leaves have a sharply toothed margin and are opposite and pinnately compound (sometimes bi-pinnately compound). Large, yellow flowers mature in late summer and continue into early fall. The herb produces a thin dry seed (achene) that often has barbs.

Bur marigold is an upright annual (sometimes biennial) herb (1-5 feet tall) with a taproot and is used mainly for landscape beautification. It has a potential for use in cultivated, garden situations, in naturalized prairie or meadow plantings, and along roadsides. It grows and flowers best in full sun, but is also adapted to partial shade. Plants are often found growing in the open shade along the edge of a woodland. It is adapted to most soil types, except for very sandy soils. Natural stands are generally found on moist sites such as in ditches, marshes, and wet meadows.

Fire Risk: This plant has a medium flammability rating. 

 

 

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#butterflies#sun#yellow#annual#wildlife plant#wildflowers#nectar plant#fall interest#specialized bees#food source#fire#medium flammability#NC native#pollinator plant#native wildflower#food source winter#food source fall#butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bidens
    Species:
    aristosa
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Eastern Canada to U.S.A
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Canada: ON
    Fire Risk Rating:
    medium flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant is moderately resistant to damage from deer. Nectar from flowers attracts butterflies and bees. Its seeds are eaten by songbirds and ducks. Members of the genus Bidens support the following specialized bee: Dieunomia (Dieunomia) heteropoda.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Numerous solitary flower heads held on long stalks. Each head is 1-2 inches across and bright yellow with a yellow center
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The alternate leaves are pinnately or bipinnately dissected, with each segment lanceolate and toothed or lobed on the margin.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees