Bidens / beggarticks

Bidens aristosa © Jeff McMillian, hosted by the USDA-NRCS Plants Database

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Bidens / Beggarticks
Bidens / Beggarticks

Bidens cernua © Dr. Les Mehrhoff

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Male Triepeolus on Bidens © Celeste Ets-Hokin

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Bidens aristosa © Jeff McMillian, hosted by the USDA-NRCS Plants Database

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Genus: Bidens

Common Name: Beggarticks


Bidens is a native wildflower found throughout the United States and Canada. It attracts numerous native bees in summer and early fall. Its prolific, yellow, daisy-like flowers are popular for landscaping and many long-blooming cultivars exist that are well-suited to most gardens across North America.


Native Regions

Nationwide, the United States and Canada



Native species and various cultivars for this wildflower are routinely available in nurseries across North America. It is a vigorous, prolifically blooming plant well-suited for most gardens.



Perennial, biennial, annual, depending upon species


Bloom Time

Spring, summer, fall, depending upon species


Average Height

3 feet


Flower Color




Full sun


Water Requirements

Average to wet


Recommended Species

Bidens aristosa (bearded beggarticks, bur marigold) is a late summer wildflower found in the eastern United States, Ontario and the Midwest. It has yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom in late summer through fall, is routinely available and is popular in garden settings. It is an annual species, but it will re-seed easily.


Bidens cernua (nodding beggarticks) is a native species widely distributed throughout most of North America. It is an annual that blooms in late summer through fall, occurring naturally in swamps and wet ground. Numerous yellow flower heads nod increasingly as the flowers mature. It is routinely available in nurseries.


Bidens laevis (smooth beggarticks) is distributed primarily throughout the southern part of the United States, no further north than California on the west coast, but extending northward to Maine along the east coast.

Depending upon the region in which it grows, it can be either an annual or perennial species. It blooms from mid-summer through fall and is routinely available in nurseries.

bee Visitors

Augochlora / Sweat Bee

Augochlorella / Sweat Bee

Centris / Digger Bee

Coelioxys / Cuckoo Bee

Diadasia / Sunflower Bee

Halictus / Sweat Bee

Lasioglossum / Sweat Bee

Melissodes / Long-horned Bee

Svastra / Sunflower Bee

Triepeolus / Cuckoo Bee

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