Spanish Needles

Bidens alba

General Information:

This annual plant is most commonly found growing in open and bordered woodlands, savannas, thickets, rocky glades, riverbanks, meadows, abandoned lots and fields, and in waste areas. It can grow in partial or full sun and in moist soils. The size of the plant will vary based on where it is located.

Medicinal Uses:

The Spanish needle is a very well-known antimicrobial and very effective against infections, inflammation, and ulcers used both internally and externally. 

Did You Know:

The Spanish needle plant spreads by reseeding itself.

The chemical composition of Bidens that enters our bay waters.