Also known as beggar-ticks, this annual with showy, white flowers will grow 1-4 ft. tall and wide. It contains barbs that will stick to clothing and pet fur. It is fast-growing and fast-spreading.
It is the third most common nectar source for honeybees in Florida. It is the larval host plant for the Dainty sulphur butterfly and a favorite nectar source for a large variety of butterflies including the Zebra longwing.