|Scientific Name||Coreopsis nuecensis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CONU3|
|Common Name||Crown Tickseed, Nueces Coreopsis||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||37146|
Habitat: Sandy soils in meadows, ditches, roadsides, and woodlands.
Plant: Annual from 8 24 inches tall; erect, rather weak stems branched from near the base; leafless uppermost stem.
Leaves: Stem leaves on lower portion of the plant, opposite blades with the pairs often well-separated; ovate to oblanceolate-spatulate, 1-1/2 to 2 inches long; lower leaves on long petioles 2 to as much as nearly 4-3/4 inches long; upper leaves are sessile; leaf margins are entire and often with two lateral lobes at the base.
Inflorescence: Yellow composite flowers atop the leafless and the longest stems, each blossom 1-3/8 to to 1-7/8 inches across with rays with 3 lobes, middle lobe is deeply notched; brownish-red to brownish-yellow spots near the bases with background becoming orange-ish; disk florest with yellow corollas; two rows of phyllaries below the rays, the 8 outer ones are green, oblong-lanceolate and about 1/4- to 1/3-inch long; the inner ones are brownish, broadly ovate and somewhat longer than the outer.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Flora of the Southeast United States by John K. Small and Flora of North America.
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