Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Tall Bur-marigold - Bidens vulgata

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

External Links

General Description
Annual. Stems erect, 30–100 cm. Herbage glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Leaves distinctly petiolate; blades divided into 3 or 5 lanceolate, serrate leaflets, 1–8 cm long. Inflorescence: heads usually few; peduncles 2–12 cm long. Involucre: outer phyllaries 10–16, oblanceolate, 8–30 mm long, ciliate, sometimes serrulate; inner phyllaries ovate, 6–8 mm long. Rays absent or 3 to 5 reduced. Disk corollas 2–3 mm long. Pappus 2, awns 2–4 mm long. Achenes flattened, 5–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Throughout most of temperate North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density



(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)


The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus griseocollis and Bombus impatiens (Plath 1934, Colla and Dumesh 2010).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Plath, O.E. 1934. Bumblebees and their ways. New York, NY: Macmillan Company. 201 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
    Do you know of a citation we're missing?
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Tall Bur-marigold"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Tall Bur-marigold — Bidens vulgata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from