Herb latin name: Bidens parviflora


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Bidens parviflora:

Antidote, stings, vulnerary.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
September

Habitat of the herb:

Coastal and riverside precipices and rocks, sandy banks, rocky outcrops. Sometimes found as ruderales by stony fences, walls etc.

Edible parts of Bidens parviflora:

Young plants - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

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 Bidens parviflora:

Coastal and riverside precipices and rocks, sandy banks, rocky outcrops. Sometimes found as ruderales by stony fences, walls etc.

Known hazards of Bidens parviflora:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.