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Bidens cernua

Nodding Bur Marigold

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Bidens cernua (Nodding Bur Marigold)

This wildflower's common names comes from the tendancy of its mature flowers to droop, from the clinging nature of the two pronged seeds, and the superficial resemblance of the yellow flower to the marigold.

Additional Information:


Height
4-5 Feet

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Spread
-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum), Prairie Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Butterfly
Songbird

Root

Taproot

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Food/Birds
Food/Small Animals