Devil’s Beggarticks – 8/13/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/13/20

Observation Time: 3:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Mountain St.

Common Name: Devil’s Beggarticks

Scientific Name: Bidens Frondosa

Comments: A summer annual that may reach as much as 3 1/2 feet in height.  Devils beggarticks has prickly fruit that facilitate seed dispersal by sticking to the fur and clothing of any animal or human that brushes by this weed when mature.  Devils beggarticks is primarily a weed of pastures, hay fields, roadsides, landscapes, and nurseries.  It is found throughout the United States.

More information: University of Missouri