on Bidens pilosa

You have been walking around, and traveling the world lately, so that you could compare the spontaneous vegetation in different parts of the globe..no not that many, but a few.

Bidens pilosa, the Domain, Sydney

You came across this Bidens pilosa on The Domain, Sydney, and posted it on you flickr page.
While doing a bit of research in trying to answer a few comments you came across this list below, from an respectable scientific site, Metafro:

Metafro – Infosys is also the Digital Information Centre (DICE) of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA). As such, all our data set focuses on Central Africa (including Angola, Burundi and Rwanda). We also provide a Content Management System to help our researchers (and members) manage and publish their content on-line.

Now, while you in your research found a fantastic list of the vernacular names for the cosmopolitan plant, on the wikipedia page:

Synonym

The plant is known under many different names:

* Afrikaans: knapsekêrel (from Kaapse kerwel, literally “Cape Chervil”)Also, Black Jack.
* Bontoc: nguad, puriket
* English: broomstick, broom stuff, cobbler’s pegs, devil’s needles, Spanish needle. Known in Australia as farmers friends, pitchforks
* Fijian: batimadramadra, matakaro, matua kamate, mbatikalawau
* Filipino: pisau-pisau
* French: bident hérissé, herbe d’aiguille, herbe villebague, piquants noirs
* Hawai?ian: k?, k? nehe, k? pipili, nehe
* Ibatan: dadayem
* Japanese: ko-sendangusa
* Maori (Cook Islands): kamika tuarongo, n?roa, piripiri, piripiri kerekere, piripiri n?roa
* Niuean: kofetoga (=Tongan bamboo, i.e.: junk bamboo)
* Futunan: tae puaka (“pig shit”)
* Pukapukan: pilipili
* Portuguese: picão preto
* Spanish: acetillo, amor seco, arponcito, asta de cabra, bidente piloso, cacho de cabra, cadillo, hierba amarilla, masquia, mazote, papunga chipaca, pega-pega, perca, rosilla, sirvulaca
* Tahitian: piripiri (=sticker)
* Taiwan: xian feng cao (Chinese: ???)
* Tongan: fisi‘uli (=black flower)
* Chewa: Chisoso
* Tumbuka: Chidokoso

The fantastic find came when you discovered the Metafro site, which will be discontinued sometime in the near future, to be integrated into
a new internet site for the Museum, www.africamuseum.be

Whatever will happen to this information you don’t know, most probably would be replicated and buried into a new virtual castle, as often happen in those enormous sites, incredibly full of information, and yet amazingly hard to navigate.

So you paste it below.
Bidens pilosa is present in most temperate and sub tropical soils of the world.

2 reference(s) for Bidens pilosa L.
Official name: Bidens pilosa L.
Family: Asteraceae
Pictures: Bidens_pilosa2.jpg , Bidens_pilosa1.jpg , HA05Bidens_pilosa.jpg
Reference HB 01
Author: Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title: Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi.Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p. , (1989)
Symptoms: H(001), H(003), H(004), H(005), H(006), H(008), H(012), H(013), H(018), H(022), H(034), H(046), H(051), H(068), H(082), H(091), H(100), H(126), H(158), H(172), H(201)
Recipes: H(001), juice leaves Bidens pilosa, drops in eyes
H(003), H(012), stems with leaves of Bidens pilosa of Commelina sp. of Plectranthus barbatus of Sida cordifolia, to pound, local application
H(003), H(012), local application stems with leaves pounded of Bidens pilosa of Chenopodium ugandae of Oxalis corniculata of Spilanthes mauritiana
H(004), juice leaves of Bidens pilosa of Ageratum conyzoides, local application
H(004), VO., decoction (H2O) leaves of Bidens.
H(004, 2), local application, juice leaves of Bidens pilosa
H(005), H(012), local application stems with leaves pounded of Bidens pilosa of Commelina sp. of Plectranthus barbatus of Sida cordifolia
H(005), local application leaves pounded of Bidens.
H(005), ashes stems with leaves BIdens pilosa of Biophytum helenae, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, scarifications
H(005), local application leaves pounded Bidens pilosa of Chenopodium ugandae of Rumex bequartii, stem with leaves of Cynodon nlemfuensis
H(006), stems with leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Bidens pilosa, leaves of Drymaria cordata, decoction (H2O), enema
H(006), enema, decoction (H2O) stems with leaves Bidens pilosa
H(008, 2), VO., infusion leaves of Bidens.
H(008), leaves of Bidens pilosa of Rumex usambarensis of Dichrocephala integrifolia, decoction (H2O), enema, VO.
H(013) dermatosis, skin eruption, leaves Bidens pilosa of Caesalpinia decapetala, decoction (H2O), enema
H(018), VO. + frictions, decoction (H2O) leaves Bidens pilosa
H(018), VO. decoction (H2O) leaves Bidens pilosa
H(018), decoction (H2O) of leaves of Rumex abyssinicus of Bidens pilosa of Dichrocephala integrifolia, VO., enema
H(022), leaves of Bidens pilosa of Chenopodium ugandae of Indigofera atriceps of Veronica abyssinica, decoction (H2O), enema
H(034), juice leaves of Bidens., VO.
H(034), VO. , leaves ashes, Bidens.
H(034), leaves of Bidens pilosa of Berkheya spekeana of Sphaeranthus suaveolens of Senecio maranguensis, stem with leaves of Hygrophila auriculata, to carbonize, VO.
H(034), leaves of Berkheya spekeana of Bidens pilosa, to carbonize, VO.
H(046), decoction (H2O) leaves, enema and bath
H(051), leaves Bidens pilosa of Guizotia scabra of Dichrocephala integrifolia of Leonotis nepetifolia, decoction (H2O), VO., enema
H(051) child, leaves Bidens pilosa of Guizotia scabra of Dichrocephala integrifolia of Leonotis nepetifolia, decoction (H2O), VO., enema + bath
H(051), leaves of Bidens pilos of Helichrysum schimperi , stem with leaves of Guizotia scabra, infusion (H2O), friction, enema
H(068), enema + bath, decoction (H2O) stems with leaves Bidens pilosa
H(068), stems with leaves of Bidens pilosa of Cynodon nlemfuensis of Helichrysum ceres of Opilia celtidifolia of Pentas longiflora of Polygonum setosulum of Veronica abyssinica, leaves of Clausena anisata of Faurea saligna, to carbonize, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasitism, stems with leaves Bidens pilosa, leaves of Cassia mimosoides of Dipsacus bequaertii infusion (H2O), VO.
H(082), juice leaves of Bidens., VO.
H(091) anemia, leaves Bidens pilosa, roots of Tylosema fassoglensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) anemia, leaves Bidens pilosa, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) child, VO., decoction (H2O) leaves of Bidens.
H(091) kwash, VO., juice leaves, Bidens pilosa of Ageratum conyzoides
H(091) to anticipate child deseas, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Bidens pilosa, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) kwash, VO., juice leaves, Bidens.
H(091) kwash, leaves of Bidens pilosa of Erlangea cordifolia, decoction (H2O), VO. + enema
H(091) kwash, leaves of Bidens pilosa of Caesalpinia decapetala, decoction (H2O), enema
H(091) to anticipate child deseas, juice leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Bidens pilosa of Dichrocephala integrifolia, VO.
H(100), decoction (H2O) leaves Bidens., enema
H(100), leaves of Abrus precatorius L. subsp. of Bidens pilosa of Erythrina abyssinica, enema, decoction (H2O)
H(126), leaves of Bidens pilosa of Guizotia scabra, barks stem, branch, trunk of Erythrina abyssinica, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(126), leaves. of Bidens pilosa, barks stem, branch, trunk of Erythrina abyssinica of Tamarindus indica, decoction (H2O), VO
H(158), VO. decoction (H2O) leaves of Bidens
H(158), leaves Bidens pilosa of Erlangea spissa, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(172) elephantiasis, leaves Bidens pilosa of Erlangea cordifolia, decoction (H2O), enema
H(201), leaves, Bidens pilosa, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(201) again a spell, bewitchment, leaves of Basilicum polystachyon of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Bidens pilosa of Lantana trifolia of Maerua angolensis, decoction (H2O), enema, steam bath
H(201), steam bath, enema, decoction (H2O) leaves Bidens pilosa
H(201) again a spell, stems with leaves of Bidens pilosa, leaves of Commelina africana of Guizotia scabra of Lantana trifolia, barks stem, branch, trunk of Parinari curatellifolia ? subsp. nobola, decoction (H2O), steam bath
H(201) bad spirits, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Bidens pilosa of Hibiscus fuscus, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(201), H(008), H(018), infusion leaves of Bidens., VO.
Region: Central Africa
Country: Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name: icanda (Kirundi)

bidens pilosa

You also starting a new project, with FaceBook, making individual profile pages for the most common weeds, the most common botany which surround us, in an attempt to elevate them with their social status.
Readers can become friend with Bidens pilosa here.
More to come..

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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2 Responses to on Bidens pilosa

  1. Mayhem says:

    I’ve had a great weedy moment lately discovering the joys of Purslane.

    It grows everywhere in Melbourne and is great with potatoes!

    love your work – esp. weeds on FB
    xx

  2. info says:

    Hey mayehm, thanks for dropping by!
    There is a FaceBook page for purslane as well, Portulaca oleracea, would you like to share the recipe on that?
    as a matter of fact, i’m looking for writers to jump at the project, a few have enlisted already, at different commitment levels, would you like to be the voice for the plant?
    cheers Mayehm!

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