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Nodding Bur Marigold
Bidens cernua

Other Names: Sticktights

Family
Flower
  • 5cm (2 inches) wide head
  • 6-8 yellow rays coming off of a central disc, which consists of smaller, darker yellow flowers
Leaf
  • 5-15cm (2-6 inches) toothed, simple, smooth, stalkless, long narrow leaves coming to a point at the end
Location
  • moist ground, swamps across most of North America
Flowering Time
  • August - October
Other
  • N/A
Name Origin
  • This flower is named for its nodding flower heads, which nod more as they age, the species name “cernua” means “nodding” in latin.
Nodding Bur Marigold

Nodding Bur Marigold - up close

Nodding Bur Marigold - leaves