HyperDic: beggar-ticks

English > 2 senses of the word beggar-ticks:
NOUNplantbeggar-ticks, Spanish needlesthe seed of bur marigolds
plantbeggar-ticks, bur marigold, burr marigold, beggar's-ticks, sticktightany of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
English > beggar-ticks: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe seed of bur marigolds.
SynonymSpanish needles
Part ofbur marigold, burr marigold, beggar-ticks, beggar's-ticks, sticktightAny of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
Broaderbur, burrseed vessel having hooks or prickles
English > beggar-ticks: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing.
Synonymsbur marigold, burr marigold, beggar's-ticks, sticktight
Member ofBidens, genus Bidensbur marigolds
PartsSpanish needles, beggar-ticksThe seed of bur marigolds
NarrowerEuropean beggar-ticks, trifid beggar-ticks, trifid bur marigold, Bidens tripartitabur marigold of temperate Eurasia
Spanish needles, Bidens bipinnataCommon bur marigold of the eastern United States
swampy beggar-ticks, Bidens connatabur marigold of eastern and northern United States and Canada common in wet pastures and meadows
tickseed sunflower, Bidens coronata, Bidens trichospermaNorth American bur marigold with large flowers
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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