homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner
Bidens tripartita - L.
                 
Common Name Burr Marigold, Threelobe beggarticks
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Ditches, pond and lake margins, sides of streams etc[17].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, north to 63°, east to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun

Summary

Bidens tripartita Burr Marigold, Threelobe beggarticks


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bidens_tripartita.jpg
Bidens tripartita Burr Marigold, Threelobe beggarticks
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bidens_tripartita_003.jpg
   
Physical Characteristics
 icon of manicon of flower
Bidens tripartita is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, hover-flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177, 183].
Medicinal Uses


Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Antiseptic;  Aperient;  Astringent;  Diuretic;  Emmenagogue;  Febrifuge;  Narcotic;  Sedative;  
Styptic.

Burr marigold is little used as a medicine nowadays, but it was once esteemed for its styptic properties being used to quickly staunch blood flow - it was often used to treat uterine haemorrhage and conditions producing blood in the urine[254]. The whole plant is antiseptic, aperient, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, narcotic, sedative, styptic and sudorific[4, 61, 165, 218]. It is an excellent remedy for ruptured blood vessels and bleeding of any kind, and is of benefit to people with consumption[4]. It is used internally to treat bladder and kidney problems, blood in the urine, uterine bleeding, ulcerative colitis and peptic ulcers[238, 254]. Externally, it is used in the treatment of alopecia[238]. It is usually combined with a carminative herb such as ginger when used to treat digestive tract ailments[254]. The plant is harvested as it comes into flower and is dried for later use[238].
Other Uses
Dye;  Repellent.

Yields a black dye[178]. The part of the plant that is used is not specified. The burning herb repels insects and flies[268]. The flowers yield a yellow dye of indifferent quality when alum is used as a mordant[4, 115, 268].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any moderately fertile damp to wet soil in full sun[200, 238]. The flowering heads smell like rosin or cedar when they are burnt[4]. The seed coats have reflexed prickles which allow them to adhere to clothing, animal fur etc[4]. When growing on the edge a pond, these seeds have been known to kill goldfish by adhering to their gills[4].
Propagation
Seed - sow in situ during early spring and only just cover the seed. So long as the soil does not dry out, the seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c[134].
Other Names
Found In
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Bidens aureaArizona beggarticks10
Bidens bigeloviiBigelow's beggarticks10
Bidens bipinnataSpanish Needles22
Bidens biternata 01
Bidens frondosaBeggar Ticks, Devil's beggartick12
Bidens parviflora 11
Bidens pilosaBeggar's Ticks, Blackjack, Hairy beggarticks22
Plant Suppliers: Click here for a List

      You can download this page as a PDF

Due to a fault in the PDF printer we are trying a few different options. Please try the one below

 

Print Friendly and PDF
Expert comment
 
Author
L.
Botanical References
17200
Links / References
For a list of references used on this page please go here
Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
nataliya Thu May 3 2007
i would like to buy seeds of this plant. where can i buy it from?
Elizabeth H.
Ken Fern, Plants for a Future Tue May 8 2007
There are probably several suppliers, but the one that I know of is B&T World Seeds at http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/
QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.
2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.
3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone.
Add a comment/link

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Bidens tripartita  

Plant Uses

Edible Uses
Medicinal Uses
Other Plant uses
Woodland Gardening
Why Perennial Plants?
Top Edible Plants
Top Medicinal Plants
Garden Design
Habitats
Translations

Twiter      Facebook

Content

Content Help
Bookshop
Support Us
Blog
Links
Old Database Search
Suppliers
Contact
About Us
News
Sign In

PFAF Newsletter

Stay informed about PFAFs progress,
challenges and hopes by signing up for
our free email ePost. You will receive
a range of benefits including:
* Important announcements and news
* Exclusive content not on the website
* Updates on new information &
functionality of the website & database

We will not sell or share your email address.
You can unsubscribe at anytime.