Flowers & fruits sprung forth on our spring field trip to the Brevard Barrier island Sanctuary and Education Center on 3/28/2015 led by Karen Schuster. Marsh beggaticks (Bidens mitis), also known as Spanish needles, burr marigold, and small fruit beggarrticks, was a bright surprise. Not nearly as common as “common beggarticks” (Bidens alba), this marsh-edge wetland plant also hitchhikes itself around.
The brightest show was put on by coralbean (Erythrina herbacea) shown here in a picture shared by Karen Schuster.
You can see pictures of its fruits at Archbold Biological Station taken by Bob Montanaro on his website, as well as a picture of common beggarticks.