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Bidens alba

Bidens alba (L.) DC.

 

Spanish Needles

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusBidensFrom Latin bis, “twice,” and dens, “tooth,” for the pair of bristles on the achenes
Speciesalba

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Bidens alba (Spanish Needles)

4/12/2015 · Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 4½ × 5" (11 × 12 cm)

Bidens alba (Spanish Needles)

4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve Visitor Center, FL
≈ 7 × 10" (16 × 25 cm)

Bidens alba (Spanish Needles)

4/10/2015 · Big Cypress National Preserve Visitor Center, FL
≈ 5 × 6" (12 × 16 cm)

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