Beggar Ticks (Bidens frondosa)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Beggar Ticks
Bidens frondosa
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves and stems – cooked[173, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in May. Alternatively, a sowing in situ in mid to late spring can be tried.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed in most parts of the country when grown as a spring-sown annual. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture-retentive soil in full sun[200].
N. America – Nova Scotia to British Columbia, south to Florida and California.

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