Bidens Laevis, or more commonly know as Smooth Beggartick, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Bidens. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 3.3 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is spring summer fall, blooms during late summer and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Bidens Laevis or Smooth Beggartick's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
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