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Burrmarigold
Bidens laevis
Asteraceae


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.
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.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton