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Useful Temperate Plants

Bidens bigelovii

A.Gray

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Bidens amphicarpa Sherff

Bidens anthriscoides angustiloba DC.

Bidens duranginensis Sherff

Bidens oligocarpa Sherff

Common Name:

Bidens bigelovii
Close-up of the flower
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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General Information

Bidens bigelovii is an annual plant growing 20 - 80cm or more tall[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a tea.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

Southest N. America - Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and south through Mexico.

Habitat

Canyons and moist soils along the sides of streams, especially in the south of New Mexico; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,000 metres. Along streams and other wettish sites; at elevations from 900 - 2,000 metres[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Bidens bigelovii is a plant of the semi-arid warm temperate to subtropical zones of southern N. America.
Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture-retentive soil in full sun[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

A tea is made from the flowering tips[
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ in mid spring
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-05-27. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Bidens+bigelovii>

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