Coreopsis leavenworthii

Tickseed

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Form: Upright herbaceous annual or short-lived perennial, 1.5-3 ft. tall
  • Leaves: Simple or compound (pinnately to bipinnately), opposite, entire, glabrous. Basal leaves oblanceolate, upper leaves linear. Leaves variable, ¼ to ¾ cm wide by 1 to 11 cm long
  • Stem/Bark: Thin, round, smooth, green, 1/10 to ½ cm diameter
  • Flower: Yellow ray flowers with dark centers comprised of multiple stamens are produced on multiple 2.5 to 4 cm heads in spring and occasionally throughout the year. The multiple ray petals are often lobed or indented at the tips
  • Fruit: Dark brown or black ovoid achenes that are encased by a light brown wing
  • Comments: The Coreopsis genus includes at least 11 species that are native to Florida . C. leavenworthii is similar to C. lanceolata but has a dark brown center, whereas C. lanceolata has a yellow or orange center and wider leaves. A known cultivar is 'Early Sunrise'
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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