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Bidens frondosa

Basic information
Scientific name Bidens frondosa

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Common names Beggar’s Tick, Stickright, Devils Large Beggarticks
Higher taxon Asteraceae, Asterales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Rice field, canal, forest, pasture field, fruit garden, riverside, swamp, farm area, vacancy, roadside, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan including Amami and Okinawa Islands. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record was in ca. 1920, Biwako Lakeside. Recorded since 1940s in Amamioshima, Tokunoshima, and Okinawajima Is.
Route Accidental: Details unknown.
Impact Actually: Competition with native species and crops.
Native organism(s) affected: Native grasses, crops, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.