Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt.

Bearded Beggar Ticks

Tickseed sunflower

Names and Myths

Bidens  bi Two plus dens toothed – a reference to the papus

Aristosa bearing bristles

Natural history / Folklore

Seeds are consumed by song birds and gamebirds. The seeds are dispersed by birds and mammals, sheep are just the right height to pick up the barbed seeds.9

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July to October, Yellow flowers2-4 ft tall with large opposite compound leaves.