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Common beggar's-Tick, Bidens alba

Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)

Group: Dicot

Duration: Annual or week perennial

Growth habit: Forb/herb

Origin: North America

Leaves are opposite, petioled, with odd number of leaflets, and leaf margins are toothed. Lower surface of leaves are hairy. Center flower (disk flower) is yellow with 7 to 9 white ray flowers on the outside. Produces a skinny fruit with 2 projections on the tip with tiny hairs pointing backwards. Propagation is by seeds. Can be a weak perennial in south Florida.