|Scientific Name||Coreopsis basalis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||COBA2|
|Common Name||Goldenmane Tickseed, Golden-wave||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||37125|
Habitat: Sandy soils in woodland openings, prairies, disturbed areas.
Plant: Upright, slender annual 20 inches tall; delicate stems.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves on lower 3/4 to 7/8 of the plant, simple or pinnately-lobed with 3 to 9 lobes up to 2 inches long, simple and end lobes elliptic or lanceolate to oblanceolate to linear.
Inflorescence: Yellow composite flowers on long peduncles, each blossom 1-1/2 to to 2-1/2 inches across with wide, triangular rays with 4 lobes, normally reddish brown at base. Reddish-brown disk flower with many florets. Distinct lance-shaped outer phyllaries surround reddish-brown triangular inner phyllaries united in a cup shape below blossom.
Blooming Period: April to July.
References: SEINet, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and the University of Texas.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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