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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves and young shoots - cooked or used as a flavouring[1][2]. Used as a vegetable[3]. A tea is made from the flowering tops[2].

Unknown part

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Bidens bipinnata.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The root and seeds are popularly used as an emmenagogue and in the treatment of laryngeal and bronchial diseases[2].

A tea made from the leaves is vermifuge[4]. The leaves have been chewed as a treatment for sore throat[4]. The plant juice is styptic and has been used as ear drops[4].

An extract of the plant has bactericidal properties[3].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow mid to late spring in situ and only just cover the seed.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any moderately fertile moisture-retentive soil in full sun[5]. A good bee plant[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Bidens bipinnata. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Bidens bipinnata.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Bidens bipinnata
Genus
Bidens
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
  • Unknown part (Condiment)
  • Leaves (Unknown use)
  • Unknown part (Tea)
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
  • Unknown part (Antibacterial)
  • Unknown part (Emmenagogue)
  • Unknown part (Styptic)
  • Unknown part (Vermifuge)
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    1 x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)