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Bidens aristosa

Tickseed

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Bidens aristosa (Tickseed)

One of our most beautiful and striking wildflowers, Tickseed blooms from August to September, often forming large stands along roadsides and in fields.

Additional Information:
Sometimes growing in large groups they are used by bees to make a much prized dark honey.


Height
-48 Inches

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Spread
-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Taproot

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Food/Birds