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Burrmarigold
Bidens laevis
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 2-3 feet in height. Taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Widespread in the eastern and southern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Cuba and South America. Possibly extirpated in Broward County.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes.

Soils: Wet to moist, seasonally inundated sandy soils, with humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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