Flat, dark brown or black seeds, ripening from August to October. The seeds have hooked hairs attached at one end.
The leaves are compound with 3 to 5, lance-shaped leaflets. Each leaflet is between 5 and 10cm long and has sharp teeth along its edges. The leaves are stalked. Very variable in height. Annual. Mainly encountered along canals and riversides, especially around London and the Midlands.
Beggar Ticks, Bur Marigold, Common Beggar-ticks, Devil's Beggarticks, Devil's Bootjack, Devil's-pitchfork, Leafy Beggarticks, Pitchfork Weed, Sticktights, Tickseed Sunflower.