Biology and Management of Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.) in Ornamental Crop Production
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Spanish Needles

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Khamare, Yuvraj, Stephen Christoper Marble, Shawn T. Steed, and Nathan S. Boyd. 2019. “Biology and Management of Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.) in Ornamental Crop Production: ENH-1308/EP572, 4/2019”. EDIS 2019 (2). Gainesville, FL:6.


All eight species of Bidens in Florida are commonly referred to as Spanish needles or beggar-ticks. This document focuses on Bidens alba and B. pilosa, which are common weeds in container nurseries and landscapes in Florida. This 6-page EDIS publication, written by Yuvraj Khamare, Chris Marble, Shawn Steed, and Nathan Boyd and published by the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department, is designed for landowners, gardeners, horticulturalists, and consumers hoping to learn more about Spanish needle classification and management.
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