Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Devil’s Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa): Images

Date Location Notes Images
September 2, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire In New Hampshire, there are only a few plants of the Bidens genus with odd pinnately-compound leaves. That means that along each leaf is one or more sets of opposite leaflets and the leaf ends in a terminal leaflet (making an odd number of leaflets):
  • Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa): Flower head with well-developed rays.
  • Small Beggarticks (Bidens discoidea): 3-5 outer bracts that are not ciliate.
  • Big Devil’s Beggarticks (Bidens vulgata): 10-16 (typically 13) outer bracts that are ciliate.
  • Devil’s Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa): This plant. 5-10 outer bracts, (typically 8) that are ciliate.