Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Bur-Marigold

Bidens polylepis
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
3
feet

Spread:

2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
3
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
3
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Great for covering ground quickly in disturbed,moist areas.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow from seed in wet/moist areas. Save seed as this is an annual. Plants seed aggressively in gardens.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A bright yellow annual in late summer. Flowers are followed by barbed “beggar’s ticks” seeds. Flowers are prolific and showy. Leaves are divided and fine textured.

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