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Related to tickseed: coreopsis
tickseed,name sometimes used for the bur marigoldbur marigold
common name for any species of Bidens, a genus of chiefly weedy North American plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family) with two-pronged burlike fruits (achenes) that have gained various species such additional names as
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, or tickseed,
names for species of Coreopsis, a chiefly North American genus of the family Asteraceae (aster family). They are easily cultivated annuals or perennials with daisylike heads of flowers in various colors—commonly yellow or
..... Click the link for more information. , tick trefoil or beggarweedbeggarweed
or tick trefoil,
leguminous plant (Desmodium purpureum) native to the West Indies and sown in the S United States for green manure and for forage; it has high nutritive value and is palatable to stock.
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