Bur marigold (Bidens aristosa)


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Bidens aristosa
This showy annual goes by several names: Showy tickseed, tickseed sunflower, swamp marigold, bearded beggarticks, and bur marigold.  The seeds, which are eaten by birds, can stick to your clothing in the fall.  The yellow flowers attract a number of beneficial pollinators such as bees, wasps, butterflies, and beetles.

Though it prefers moist conditions, it is drought tolerant.

Uses:  Pollinators, rain gardens
Bloom time:  September - October

Height: 1 to 5 feet

Sun:  Full sun to light shade
Moisture:  average to wet

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