(Bidens aurea)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Bidens aurea
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    The leaves are possibly used as a tea substitute[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. Surface-sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.
Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture-retentive soil in full sun[200]. Prefers a good well-drained soil[260]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10¡c[200].
Southern N. America from Mexico south to Guatemala in Central America.

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