Bidens pilosa

The Bidens pilosa, commonly known as Spanish Needle, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It's a weed that grows up to 3 feet in height. This plant produces individual small flowers which usually contain 4 to 8 white petals and yellow colored disc florets. The seeds are black and contain 4-5 black burrs which cling to livestock and humans. The flowers are a good source of nectar for butterflies and honeybees particularly in the early winter.
Some other common English names of  Bidens pilosa include Black Jack, broomstick, broom stuff, cobbler's pegs, burr marigold and devil's needles.

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Butterfly feeding on Bidens pilosa flower
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Bidens pilosa  Seed Head

3 comments:

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Garry said...

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Kelly Crusoe said...

What will i say "Nature at its Best". I have seen Spanish Needle but did,t know that it will look this much beautiful in photo. all your photos are great. thanks for sharing them on blog.