Plant ID forum: Flowers found at the edge of a lake.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 17, 2017 1:36 PM CST
There flowers are growing profusely at the edge of a small lake in Arlington, Texas, zone 8b.
The plants at about 2 feet tall, and they have no scent.
Thank you for your help.

Foliage and flowers.
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Foliage and flowers.
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Close up of flower.
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islander
Oct 17, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Helianthus?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 17, 2017 8:24 PM CST

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Nodding Beggar-Ticks (Bidens cernua) . One of the showier species of Bidens.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 18, 2017 6:57 AM CST
Thank you Kent, you gave me the right clue. I checked on wildflower.org and Bidens cernua is not native to Texas.
But Bidens leavis is and it looks just just like the flowers by the lake.
https://www.wildflower.org/pla...
Thank you so much for your help. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 19, 2017 6:54 AM CST
This ID is solved, thank you Kent. Smiling
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 19, 2017 10:02 AM CST
I'm happy you have an identification.
I had noticed that you said the plants were growing at a lake but I see the photo has them in pots; possibly in your greenhouse? If these are anything like the Bidens I brought home, please...deadhead religiously! Do not let the seeds escape. Beautiful plants but they do require a bit of management. Thumbs up
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 19, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Thank you Greene, for the warning.
Actually I couldn't get close enough to the plants because they were in the water and the ground was very sloping, so I took some and stuck them in a pot to hold them up for the picture. They dried out soon after, so no problem. Smiling
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