Bidens tripartita

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Bidens tripartita
Bidens tripartita1 eF.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Bidens
B. tripartita
Binomial name
Bidens tripartita

Bidens tripartita is a common and widespread species of plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, commonly known as three-lobe beggarticks, three-part beggarticks, leafy-bracted beggarticks or trifid bur-marigold. It is native to much of Eurasia, North Africa, and North America, with naturalized populations in Australia and on some Pacific Islands.[2][3][4][5][6]

Subspecies + varieties[1]
  • Bidens tripartita subsp. bullatus (L.) Rouy
  • Bidens tripartita var. repens (D.Don) Sherff
  • Bidens tripartita subsp. tripartita
  • Bidens tripartita var. tripartita
Illustration circa 1905[7]
Infructescence ("fruiting head") and Achenes ("seeds")


  1. ^ a b The Plant List, Bidens tripartita L.
  2. ^ "Bidens tripartita". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Bidens tripartita Linnaeus". Flora of North America.
  4. ^ Flora of China, 狼杷草 lang pa cao, Bidens tripartita Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 831. 1753
  5. ^ Altervist Flora Italiana, Forbicina comune, Bidens tripartita L. includes photos, drawings, European distribution map
  6. ^ Atlas of Living Australia
  7. ^ illustration from Bilder ur Nordens Flora", author C. A. M. Lindman, published 1901-1917

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