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Bidens (aristosa)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Asteraceae
Family Common Name: Sunflower family
Scientific Name: Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt.
Common Synonym: Bidens polylepis Blake
Common Name: Bidens
Species Code: BIDARI
General Distribution: B. aristosa found in non forested areas within temperate deciduous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified and germinate at 30/15 C. Germination is greater in light than dark.
References: Baskin, C. C., Baskin, J. M. and Chester, E. W. (1995). Role of temperature in the germination ecology of the summer annual Bidens polylepis Blake (Asteraceae). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 122, 275-281.
Table 10.20 Chapter 10 In: Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.


Baskin, Jerry M.; Baskin, Carol J.. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt. plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/09/19). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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