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Begger's Tick Bidens laevis

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
BI-denz LYE-viss
Description

This plant has a floppy habit. It prefers cool summers. Keep this native plant moist.

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Bidens support the following specialized bee: Dieunomia (Dieunomia) heteropoda.

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#native garden#Dieunomia heteropoda#pollinator plant
 
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#native garden#Dieunomia heteropoda#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bidens
    Species:
    laevis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern U.S.A, Northern Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela
    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
  • 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)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    This plant has golden yellow, cosmos-like flowers with around 8 petals. The petals are golden yellow while the center is brownish.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees