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 Bidens: Native Wildflower or Weed?

By flaflwrgrl
October 20, 2014

"A weed is but an unloved flower.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox, author and poet, 1850 - 1919

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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Oct 19, 2014 7:40 PM CST
Our self-sufficient bidens grow in areas where other plants won't, and bloom at a time of year when they help the pollinators the most, so I happily leave them be. By the time ours set seed we're pretty much done with using their areas anyway, so the clingy seeds are pretty much a non-issue. If I clean up that space at all I simply do so before the blooms open and all is well. I hope there will always be some bidens growing here. Smiling

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Oct 19, 2014 8:05 PM CST
I agree That's one of the things I like most about them too; they bloom when not a lot else is blooming so it's very welcome to see the flowers as well as the food for pollinators.
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