Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Tall Beggarticks - Bidens vulgata   Greene
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AuthorGreene
DistributionMountains and upper Piedmont, only sparingly east to Iredell County.

Que. and B.C., south to GA, LA, and CA.
AbundanceGenerally uncommon to infrequent in the mountains, but can be quite numerous where found. Very rare in the western Piedmont.
HabitatMeadows, marshes, beaver ponds, roadside ditches, and waste ground.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting August-October.
IdentificationThis rayless beggarticks is very much like Devil's Beggarticks (B. frondosa), but the heads are larger and with more florets, and the leaves are normally 3-parted (occasionally 5-parted). In addition, there are 10-16 leaf-like bracts at the base of each head (vs. 8 in B. frondosa).
Taxonomic CommentsNone

Other Common Name(s)Big Devil's Beggarticks
State RankS3
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