Cosmos Flower beggarticks

Cosmosflower Beggarticks

Bidens cosmoides, commonly called Cosmosflower beggarticks, is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae (sunflower) family. It is native to the Mesia mixed wood forests at altitudes of 610-910 m (2, 000-3, 000 feet) on Kauai, Hawaii.

Cosmosflower Beggarticks

There are about 19 species[1] in the Bidens genus. This specific member of the Bidens genus is much larger than its relatives.

Cosmosflower Beggarticks Flowers

Unlike its smaller relatives, collectively known as kookoolau or kokoolau in the Hawaiian language, Cosmos flower beggarticks are so striking and distinctive that the locals have given it its own name – poola nui meaning grand poola.

Yellow Cosmosflower Beggarticks

This is because the leaves and habits of Cosmosflower beggarticks are somewhat similar to Poola (Claoxylon sandwicense), but unlike this plant, Poola nui has striking yellow flowers.

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Key References
  • [1]“Manually Fix”. Accessed June 26, 2022. Link.


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