Cobbler's Peg (species: Bidens pilosa) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bidens pilosa
Cobbler's Peg

©Dick Culbert: Cobbler's Peg (Bidens pilosa), Colombia
Kingdom Plantae
Division Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Bidens
Species Bidens pilosa



Distinguishing features

Leaves are toothed but not pinnate (Brisbane City Council Weed Identification Tool, link below). It's possible that the record of this species at Lizard Island is based on a misidentification of Bidens bipinnata.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.