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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Asteraceae
Family Common Name: Sunflower family
Scientific Name: Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt.
Common Synonym: Bidens polylepis Blake
Common Name: Bidens
Species Code: BIDARI
General Distribution: B. aristosa found in non forested areas within temperate deciduous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified and germinate at 30/15 C. Germination is greater in light than dark.
References: Baskin, C. C., Baskin, J. M. and Chester, E. W. (1995). Role of temperature in the germination ecology of the summer annual Bidens polylepis Blake (Asteraceae). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 122, 275-281.
Table 10.20 Chapter 10 In: Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol J.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 29 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.