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Amor seco

Bidens pilosa

Description:

A weed with lovely flowers growing along a fence beside a fairly busy road. Commonly known as Cobbler's Pegs or Spanish Needle, this is a species in the plant family Asteraceae. It is an annual that grows up to about 1 meter in height, depending on the local conditions. This plant is considered a weed in some tropical habitats. However, in some parts of the world it is a source of food or medicine. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa, the tender shoots and young leaves are used fresh or dried as a leaf vegetable, particularly in times of scarcity.

Habitat:

urban Mexico City

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vivianpoma
vivianpoma 7 years ago
Amor seco
Bidens pilosa Bidens pilosa


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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012

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