Bidens hillebrandiana

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  • hillebrandiana
  • polycephala

Hawaiian Names with Diacritics

  • Kokolau
  • Koʻokoʻolau
  • Kōʻokoʻolau
  • Koʻolau

Hawaiian Names

  • Kokolau
  • Kookoolau
  • Koolau

Common Names

  • Beggartick
  • Seacliff beggarticks


  • Bidens remyi
  • Campylotheca remyi
  • Campylotheca rutifolia
  • Coreopsis hillebrandiana

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Distribution Status


Endangered Species Status

No Status

Plant Form / Growth Habit

  • Non-Woody, Clumping

Mature Size, Height (in feet)

No data available.

Life Span

Long lived (Greater than 5 years)

Landscape Uses

  • Specimen Plant

Plant Produces Flowers


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Flower Type


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Plant texture

  • Fine
  • Medium

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Water Requirements

  • Moist

Soil must be well drained


Light Conditions

No data available.


  • Clay
  • Organic

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Natural Zones (Elevation in feet, Rainfall in inches)

  • 150 to 1000, 0 to 50 (Dry)
  • 150 to 1000, 50 to 100 (Mesic)

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General Information



The name Bidens is derived from the Latin bi, two, and dens, teeth in reference to the pappus awns or collective bristles on the achenes (fruit, seeds).

Background Information

All Bidens species can hybridize, which should be avoided. Individual species are often restricted to one habitat.

All species can be used medicinally.

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