Bidens connata
(Purple-Stem Beggarticks)

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Purple-Stem Beggarticks
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Bidens connata, or Purple-Stem Beggarticks, is native to about the eastern half of the United States. It is an annual that grows in wetlands, wet meadows, swamps, bogs, fens and along shores. It blooms from late summer into fall, with small, non-showy 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.

Curiously, some authorities clump this plant with Bidens tripartita, but it looks quite different. The range map above is for that species, but this species is found mostly only in the eastern US.

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