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Bidens laevis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
BI-denz LYE-viss
Description

Bur Marigold is a native annual in the aster family found in the coastal areas of NC. It grows in wet sites along estuaries and rivers and can reach as high as 6 feet tall. The bright yellow flowers have brown centers and bloom until frost. It can have a floppy habit due to the weight of the flowers and seeds.

This plant will grow in sandy to clay soils in full sun along bogs, marshes, ponds or streams. Attracts bees and butterflies and will self-seed.

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Tags:
#bees#gold#sun#yellow#full sun#partial shade#fall flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#fall interest#specialized bees#NC native#gold flowers#ponds#native garden#bogs#Dieunomia heteropoda#pollinator plant#streams
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#gold#sun#yellow#full sun#partial shade#fall flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#fall interest#specialized bees#NC native#gold flowers#ponds#native garden#bogs#Dieunomia heteropoda#pollinator plant#streams
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bidens
    Species:
    laevis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern U.S.A, Northern Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , AZ , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Bidens support the following specialized bee: Dieunomia (Dieunomia) heteropoda.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Native Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • 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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    3-4 angled wedge-shaped achene with barbs for adhering to fur and clothes.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    This plant has golden yellow, cosmos-like flowers with around 8 petals and brownish disc flowers in the center. Blooms June- Oct.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped leaves are sessile with a cuneate base that is sometimes fused around the stem. Margins serrated, tips acute to acuminate. 2-6 inches long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Reddish multi-branched stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil