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Bidens frondosa

Devil's Beggartick

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Bidens frondosa (Devil's Beggartick)

August - October.

This Bidens species is one without ray flowers The yellowish "blossom" is created from August through October by many small flowers crowded together into a tubular head, forming a disk, without ray flowers present. Each head is subtended by five to eight leafy, ciliate bracts. Stems are erect and smooth, reaching up to four feet tall.
Leaves are opposite, pinnately divided into three to seven segments, with each segment smooth and up to four inches long and two inches wide.

Occurs naturally in ditches, along pond margins and streambanks, and road or railroad rights-of-way.

Additional Information:
The entire plant is eaten by muskrats. The fruits are eaten by ducks.

-4 Feet


- Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Medium Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Gray-head Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), Prairie Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation




Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Small Animals