Bidens pilosa

Bidens pilosa

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(Cobbler’s pegs, Pitchforks)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Bidens pilosa

Common name(s)

Cobbler’s pegs, Pitchforks (a weed)

Flower colour; life form

Ray florets white. ‘Woody’ herb may exceed 1 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Leaves opposite, 3 –5 lobed, margins toothed. Ray florets white. Pappus of 2-3 erect spreading awns. Note: Leaves not pinnatifid.

Bidens pilosa