Beggar Ticks - Bidens frondosa Beggar Ticks - Bidens frondosa
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Herb: Beggar Ticks


Latin name: Bidens frondosa


Family: Compositae



Edible parts of Beggar Ticks:

Young leaves and stems - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flovering:
July to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Damp ground in waste places in California.

Propagation of Beggar Ticks:

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in May. Alternatively, a sowing in situ in mid to late spring can be tried.

Cultivation of the herb:

Damp ground in waste places in California.

Medicinal use of Beggar Ticks:

None known

Known hazards of Bidens frondosa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.