Bidens alba (L.) DC. - Beggerticks, Romerillo
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - Nearly year-round.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, sandy open ground, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This weedy yet attractive species has only been reported from one southern Alabama county but may be more common. The plant is easy to identify because off its opposite, serrulate leaves, purplish stems, white ray flowers, and two-toothed fruits (which cling to just about everything).
Photographs taken off Hwy 60 near Yeehaw Junction, FL., 12-22-04.