Herb latin name: Bidens aurea

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Bidens aurea:

The leaves are possibly used as a tea substitute.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

to October

Habitat of the herb:

Marshy fields.

Propagation of Bidens aurea:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. Surface-sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Marshy fields.

Medicinal use of Bidens aurea:

None known

Known hazards of Bidens aurea:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.