Taxon  Report   1087    
Bidens laevis  (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Bur marigold
Bidens laevis
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor
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Bidens laevis
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Bidens laevis
© 2018 Michelle Tollett
Bidens laevis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bidens laevis
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Bidens
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bidens elegans
PLANTS: Bidens nashii
PLANTS: Helianthus laevis
More information about  Bidens laevis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).