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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Bidens alba

Scientific Name Bidens alba
Common Name Beggar's Ticks
Family Asteraceae
Info "This grass weed is extremely common in Florida and the greater part of the United States. The flowers are quite small but often grow in large bunches. Each flower has 5-6 petals and yellow center. This plant was used by various Native American tribes as a medicinal remedy for headaches and a slew of other ailments, and is studied for its medicinal properties today."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 1/22/2013
Links "http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3604,http://www.bitterrootrestoration.com/health-care/uses-of-bidens-alba.html http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BIAL"
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