Taxon  Report   1086 
Bidens frondosa  L.
Devil's beggartick,  Sticktight
Bidens frondosa
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Bidens frondosa
© 2010 Tommaso Sitzia
Bidens frondosa
© 2003 Penn Martin II
Bidens frondosa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bidens frondosa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Bidens
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. anomala
PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. caudata
PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. pallida
PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. stenodonta
More information about  Bidens frondosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 18, 2018).

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