Calflora
Taxon  Report   9732    
Bidens cernua  L.
Nodding beggartick
Bidens cernua
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
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Bidens cernua
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Bidens cernua
© 2008 Steve Matson
Bidens cernua, 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 cernua
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Bidens
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Bidens cernua var. cernua
PLANTS: Bidens cernua var. dentata
PLANTS: Bidens cernua var. elliptica
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More information about  Bidens cernua
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (BICE)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 19, 2018).