Sep. 17, 2017

tickseed sunflower, Bidens trichosperma

Tickseed sunflowers grow mostly in bogs and fens. Fens I understand. I'm in there a lot with them. I've carried around more than a few of their tickseeds. But bogs? These plants often grow head high. What critters go there and do that. I can't picture a deer navigating a bog. They would sink right in. Which all explains why you can see big dense patches of these where the seeds fall near their parents. Tickseed sunflowers grow in AL, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI(S), SC, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 9/5/10.