Bidens cernua (Nodding Beggarticks) - photos and description

Bidens cernua

Bidens cernua

Bidens cernua

Bidens cernua

Bidens cernua

General: Stout annual with several branching stems from the base. Plant stem smooth at top, hispid below.

Flowers: Quite a showy plant, bright yellow flowers, numerous, 3-4 cm in diameter, in clusters from leaf axils.

Leaves: Leaves are opposite, clasping, linear-lanceolate, serrate, we measured leaves to 17 cm long and 4 cm across.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm, I measured plants to 110 cm tall.

Habitat: Wet soil, marshes, and forest swamps.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken August 24th muddy soil, edge of beaver swamp, Duck Mountain provincial park, about 300 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.