Fig. 23. — Bitterweed (Helenium tenuifolium). Flowers natural size. Photographed by Lovell.
land; but they are not of great value as honey plants, except in the case of Spanish needles (Bidens aristosa). (Fig. 22.) See Spanish Needles.
BITTERWEED (Helenium tenuifolium). - This plant yields a canary-yellow honey of heavy body and attractive appearance, but as bitter as gall. It is so extremely bitter that it can not be eaten; and, if it is mixed with any other honey, it renders it unmarketable. It granulates quickly after extracting. In central Ala-