Bidens pilosa var. minor (Blume) Sherff

Bot. Gaz. 80: 387 (1925)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Ray florets present, c. 5, (2–) 4–8 mm, white or pale yellow with 5–7 purple veins, ephemeral. Flowers and fruits present almost year round, but flowers most frequently Feb.-June; fruits mainly Mar.-May.

*GipP. Naturalised in all mainland States and NT. In Victoria. A localized weed, known from urban areas at Elster Creek at Elsternwick, and Ornamental Lake in Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

Created by: Val Stajsic, 2017-09-05
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-09-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Bidens
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bidens pilosa var. minor in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bidens pilosa var. minor in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised