Robert called this species tall beggar-ticks, but big devils beggar-tick is also used. Some sources cite it as being native only to eastern North America, while others (e.g., GRIN) suggest it is native to both east and west. It is considered a red-listed (rare) species in British Columbia–a designation which wouldn’t apply to an introduced species. That it has been introduced to Europe (where it has sometimes naturalized) is not in doubt, however.
This photograph was taken in an open wooded floodplain, which is consistent with its typical habitat: “Ditches, shores of lakes and streams, swamps, marshes, moist woods, roadsides, railroads, fields, waste areas” (via Flora of North America: Bidens vulgata).