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
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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Southeastern Flora: Bidens mitis (Smallfruit Beggarticks)
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)
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