Bidens laevis

burmarigold, smooth beggarticks


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.5 - 3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Informal gardens in wet sites.
Considerations: The fruits stick to pant legs and animal fur leading to moniker beggarticks. Generally no an issue in the wetland sites where this will grow.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)


wildlife plant  
Attracts native bees
Native Habitats: Swamps, river edget

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Depending on the weather, this may be either an annual or perennial in Florida.