Bidens mitis

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Smallfruit Beggarticks


Plant Specifics

Size:2.5 ft
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower gardens
Considerations:All beggarticks have fruits that will attach themselves to clothing or get stuck in animal fur. Generally not problematic for this species
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:



Attracts  bees and butterflies.  Bees include Agapostemon splendens, Augochlora pura, Augochlorella aurata, A. gratiosa, Augochloropsis metallica, Evylaeus pectoralis, Halictus ligatus, Nomia heteropoda, Anthidiellum notatum rufimaculatum, A. perplexum, Anthidium maculifrons, Coelioxys dolichos, C. germana, C. modesta, C. octodentata, C. sayi, Heriades leauitti, Megachile albitarsis, M. brevis pseudobrevis, M. exilis parexilis, M. inimica, M. mendica, M. petulans, M. rugifrons, M. xylocopoides, Dolichostelis louisae, Ceratina dupla floridana, Epeolus glabratus, E. zonatus, Melissodes communis, M. comptoides, Nomada fervida, Apis mellifera, Bombus imnpatiens and Xylocopa micans (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Swamps and marshes, typically in areas that are near edges

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:May be annual or perennial depending on weather.