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Eaton's Beggarticks (Bidens eatonii)

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  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CT, MA, ME, NB, NJ, QC
  • Nature Serve ID: 155436
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Eatons Bur-marigold, is an annual member of the Sunflower Family with small flowering heads that look daisies. It can be distinguished from similar species because it has simple, not compound, leaves, the stalks of the leaves are winged, and its flowering heads only have 7-30 flowers. Eatons Bur-marigold is only found growing in tidal areas, in either marshes or flats in and in either salt or freshwater. (Maine Natural Areas Program, 2013; New England Wildflower Society, 2017). As of 2016, Eatons Bur-marigold was listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN because of its very restricted range (Northeastern America) and the many threats to it persistence, such as habitat degradation, human development and pollution.

Where is Eaton's Beggarticks (Bidens eatonii) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Eaton's Beggarticks can be found in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Quebec

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Taxon Bidens eatonii
Authority Fernald
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 6091
ITIS 35720
Duration Annual
Common Names Eaton's Beggarticks | Eaton's Beggar-ticks | Bident d'Eaton | Eaton's Bur-marigold
Associated Scientific Names Bidens eatonii var. fallax | Bidens eatonii var. illicita | Bidens eatonii var. interstes | Bidens eatonii var. kennebecensis | Bidens eatonii var. major | Bidens eatonii var. mutabilis | Bidens eatonii var. simulans | Bidens eatonii
State Rank
State State Rank
Connecticut S1
Massachusetts S1
Maine S2
New Brunswick S1
New Jersey S1.1
Quebec S3
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