Bur Marigold (Bidens aristosa)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: self seeds. Seeds popular w/ birds.
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Listed as invasive in KY

Bur Marigold (Bidens aristosa) Fall blooms

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Location: Central ArkansasDate: FallBur Marigold (Bidens aristosa) Fall blooms
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10wildflower
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10wild flower field
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Location: central IllinoisDate: Sept. 2012
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-09
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-09-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-10-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-09-19Sulphur butterfly
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-09-17 (Sangchris State Park)Soldier Bug consuming an ant (I think)
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Location: central IllinoisDate: Sept. 2012
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 29, 2011 10:52 AM

Wildflower that likes wet ground in prairies. low cultivated and idle fields, ditches, and roadsides. Seeds popular with midwestern birds (ducks, bobwhite quail, songbirds). Cottontail rabbits enjoy their availibility for cusine. Bloom August - October. Some years peak bloom in central Illinois corresponds with annual Monarch migration; large tracts of Bidens might have hundreds of Monarchs, sipping nectar, fuel for the long trek to Mexico.

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