Bidens pilosa | Butterfly Needles | Hairy Beggarticks Spanish Needle | 10_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Bidens pilosa, also known as Butterfly Needles, Hairy Beggarticks, and Spanish Needle. This annual likes to live in sun to partial shade where it can grow up to 4 feet tall. The white and yellow flowers are on display from late summer until early fall. The young shoot tips are used to make a tea, and the leaves can be eaten cooked or raw as vegetables. This is a larval host plant for the Dainty Sulphur butterfly. It is also a food source for the Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak, White Peacock, and Sleepy Orange butterflies, and the Red-waisted Florella Moth. This annual can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.