Bidens vulgata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusBidens
Species:Bidens vulgata Greene
Common NameBig Devils Beggartick
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: PCSF; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 3; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 7; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Bidens vulgata f. puberula Bidens vulgata f. puberula (Wiegand) Fern.
Bidens vulgata var. dissectior Bidens vulgata var. dissectior Sherff

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Ballard (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Floyd (KY), Graves (KY), Hickman (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Robertson (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Cumberland (TN), Hawkins (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Marion (TN), Overton (TN), Robertson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, TENN, UCHT, BOON, ETSU, MDKY, MEM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1955 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100243995 Graves Kentucky 28 Sep 1982 Raymond Athey
4723
EKY
Bidens vulgata
31234100243953 Robertson Kentucky 19 Sep 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7808
EKY
Bidens vulgata
31234100243987 Jackson Kentucky Joe Abner
91-59
EKY
Bidens vulgata
31973000005445 Owen Kentucky 13 Sep 2003 Thieret, John
61493b.
KNK
Bidens vulgata
MDKY00010297 Floyd Kentucky
MDKY
Bidens vulgata
MDKY00010296 Graves Kentucky
MDKY
Bidens vulgata
TENN-V-0233037 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Bidens vulgata
TENN-V-0233036 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Bidens vulgata
001060 Warren Kentucky 18 Sep 1980 Kruskamp, B.
57
BOON
Bidens vulgata
APSC0079960 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0089219 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0122050 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0122051 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
UCHT039571 Robertson Tennessee
UCHT
Bidens vulgata
UCHT039570 Robertson Tennessee
UCHT
Bidens vulgata
31234100243979 Marion Kentucky 24 Sep 1998 Ross C. Clark
EKY
Bidens vulgata
31234100243961 Marion Kentucky 24 Sep 1998 Ross C. Clark
EKY
Bidens vulgata
31234100244001 Anderson Kentucky 17 Aug 1955 Mary E. Wharton
9411b
EKY
Bidens vulgata
BEREA002838 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Bidens vulgata
BEREA002840 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Bidens vulgata
BEREA002839 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Bidens vulgata
APSC0122049 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0122052 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0122017 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0122018 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Bidens vulgata
APSC0054316 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Bidens vulgata
UCHT029407 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Bidens vulgata
UCHT029406 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Bidens vulgata
ETSU026837 Hawkins Tennessee 22 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19993
ETSU
Bidens vulgata
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 22 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Bidens vulgata
MEM004434 Ballard Kentucky 13 Sep 1968 Raymond Athey
455
MEM
Bidens vulgata
MEM007526 Trigg Kentucky 26 Sep 1968 Raymond Athey
492
MEM
Bidens vulgata
MEM018269 Lauderdale Tennessee 14 Sep 1976 Patrick Keiran
775
MEM
Bidens vulgata
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Bidens vulgata - Dwayne Estes
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Bidens vulgata - Dwayne Estes