Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Smallfruit Beggarticks (Bidens mitis)

September 14th, 2012. We took off up to Stephens County and explored two separate areas: the LakeRussell Wildlife Management Area and Currahee Mountain.

From Currahee Mountain, we drove to Clayton. Along the road, we were treated to a wonderful display of Smallfruit Beggarticks (Bidens mitis). It was late afternoon but we had to stop and take some photographs.

The patch of plants

A closer view

The leaves

Individual flowers

Bidens mitis (Smallfruit Beggarticks, Ditch Daisy, Bur-marigold, Midwestern Tickseed-sunflower) is native to the United States where it’s found from Virginia to Texas. In Georgia, it’s only been formally documented from a few counties.
But the flowers weren’t the only surprise… More next...
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Identification resources:
Name that Plant: Native and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Bidens mitis (Ditch Daisy, Bur-marigold, Midwestern Tickseed-sunflower)

United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Bidens mitis (Smallfruit Beggarticks)

Related posts:
- Stephens County: Currahee Mountain – Below TheSummit

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