Bidens bipinnata
(Spanish Needles)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Spanish Needles, Spanish Needles Beggarticks
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Bidens bipinnata, or Spanish Needles, is native to about the southeastern half of the United States. It is an annual that grows in moist open woods, as well as meadows and prairie edges, along roadsides and railroads and woodland edges. It blooms from mid summer into fall, with small yellow flowers.

This plant looks similar to some other members of the genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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