Fern-leaved Beggarticks - Bidens ferulifolia

Description

Grows to 30cm in height with small, finely divided bright green leaves and rich yellow daisy-like flowers which may reach 3 to 4 cm across.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often grown as an annual in hanging baskets and escapes to walls and pavements, so is usually found close to habitation.

When to see it

Flowering during the summer months.

Life History

Bidens ferulifolia is a spreading, short-lived perennial.

UK Status

Occasional scattered records in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map