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Bidens lemmonii
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Bidens lemmonii (Lemmon's beggarticks) is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family. It is native to the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico) and Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, Michoacán, Baja California, Baja California Sur).

Bidens lemmonii is an annual herb up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall. It produces flower heads sometimes one at a time, sometimes in a group of several, each containing yellow disc florets and (usually) white ray florets. The species grows in wet seeps on rocky mountainsides.

The species is named for John Gill Lemmon (1831 or 32-1908), husband of American botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon (1836–1923).

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