Pushy Plant taking over my dahlia bed

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Date Photo Taken: 09/07/2013
Location: Central New Jersey
Posted By: penserosa


About 18-24″ tall, stems turn purple as they mature, small, tight yellow flower buds.


  1. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like something in my garden, and I call it Spanish nettle. You will know soon because there will be lots of beggar tick seeds clinging to your clothes every time you walk by.

    September 8th, 2013 at 6:56 am
  2. penserosa Registered says:

    I don’t *think* it’s a nettle, as I yanked it without gloves and had no stinging sensations.

    September 8th, 2013 at 10:47 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I grew out one of the Bidens a few year ago when I began seeing several of them one spring. My curiosity was further piqued by this post to the Georgia Gardener http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/exhausted-all-possibilities/ Yours is what I think is the Devil’s Beggar-Ticks – Bidens frondosus
    One of the pretty Bidens is Bidens bipinnata L. – Spanish needles.

    September 8th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
  4. Pat Unregistered says:

    Ohhhhhh, I see now. Bullfroghollow suggested this, but I didn’t catch that the nettle is the burr. Got it. Yes, definitely Devil’s Beggar-tick. Thanks all! I never would have figured this one out.

    September 9th, 2013 at 12:27 am

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