Definition of beggarticks in English:


plural noun

often treated as singular
another term for bur-marigold
  • ‘For instance, dock and beggarticks often indicate wet soil, while thistles and mullein indicate a dry soil.’
  • ‘Hairy beggarticks can be found in thin turf and disturbed areas.’
  • ‘In our meadows and some of our wilder gardens, beggarticks have run rampant with all the rain we've had here in north Florida and the butterflies are loving it.’
  • ‘Let’s avoid watering the the Beggarticks excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the next.’


Mid 19th century (also as beggar's ticks): apparently from the resemblance of the seed pods to ticks.