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

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Bidens frondosa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. anomala
PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. caudata
PLANTS: Bidens frondosa var. pallida
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More information about  Bidens frondosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BIFR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2018).

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