Page author: David Giblin
Bidens vulgata
tall beggarticks, western sticktight
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Distributed widely throughout Washington; British Columbia east to Nova Scotia, and southward throughout much of the U.S.

Habitat: Streamsides, ponds, lakes, ditches and other moist to wet waste places.

Flowers: July-October

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Annual, nearly glabrous throughout, 3-15 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves with petioles 1-6 cm. long, pinnately compound, with 3-5 lanceolate, pointed, serrate leaflets up to 10 cm. long and 3 cm. wide.

Flowers:

Heads without rays, the disk about 1 cm. wide; outer involucral bracts 10-16, green and leafy, surpassing the pale yellow disk.

Fruits:

Achenes flat, narrowly wedge-shaped, usually olivaceous, 5-10 mm. long, with persistent pappus of 2 barbed awns.

Accepted Name:
Bidens vulgata Greene
Publication: Pittonia. 4: 72. 1899. 1899.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Bidens vulgata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Bidens vulgata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Bidens vulgata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Bidens vulgata photos.

USDA Plants: Bidens vulgata information.

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