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

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