Wondering if anyone can help ID this plant. - Knowledgebase Question

Taos, New Mexico
Question by Danieldynan
August 31, 2017
Located in disturbed roadside areas adjacent to sagebrush plant communities. Taos New Mexico. Elevation 7500 ft. Largest plant I've seen is 5-6 inches tall. Grows in small groups of about 5 - 10 plants. 3-5 ray flowers. Guessing a member of Asteraecae. Thanks for the help! All the best!


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Name: Trish
North Yorkshire
Answer from Yorkshirelass
August 31, 2017


Could it be a 'Trifid bur marigold' - Bidens tripatita?

Taos, New Mexico
A comment from Danieldynan
August 31, 2017
I don't think it is a beggar ticks. Leaves are trifoliate & lance shaped and have an silver/whitish powdery coat. Leaves are opposite. Each side has a longer leaf shoot and smaller axillary one. I will try to add a better photo of the leaf structure.

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