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BIDENS triplinervia var. macrantha
Golden Eye Beggarticks
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A large, shrubby perennial with ferny leaves along wiry stems and yellow daisy-like broad-petaled flowers in profusion in fall. It is native from Mexico to South America and close kin to coreopsis and cosmos.
Beggar’s tick is a short, spreading tender evergreen that is native from Arizona to Guatemala. The leaves are narrow, ferny or fennel-like. The flowers appear on long, nodding, wiry stems, which makes bidens a good plant to be used as an annual in a hanging basket or a container. It will make a low mound of airy leaves, cover the mound with flowers and spread a fringe of trailing flower stems.
This species is also known as fern-leaved beggar’s tick and Apache beggar’s tick because the seeds have two small hooks that catch readily on socks, pants, and fur.
12 - 8
8 - 12
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m (3)
3'-19' / 0.9m - 5.8m (4)
Late Summer, Fall
Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, Argentina
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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