Coreopsis species

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Scientific Name Coreopsis basalis USDA PLANTS Symbol
COBA2
Common Name Goldenmane Tickseed, Golden-wave ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37125
Family Asteraceae (Sundlower) SEINet Reference
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Description 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 (stalks), each blossom 1-1/2 to to 2-1/2 inches across with wide, triangular ray flowers (petals) 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: Excerpt from SEINet, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, and the University of Texas.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Coreopsis lanceolata USDA PLANTS Symbol
COLA5
Common Name Lance-leaf Tickseed, Lance Coreopsis ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37139
Family Asteraceae (Sundlower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in meadows, ditches, roadsides, other disturbed areas.
Plant: Perennial from 1 to 2-1/2 feet tall.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves on lower 1/3 to 1/2 of the plant 2 to 4-1/2 inches long, lanceolate or oblanceolate on petioles (stems); upper leaves may be cut into deep lobes.
Inflorescence: Yellow composite flowers on long peduncles (stalks), each blossom 1-1/2 to to 2-1/2 inches across with wide, triangular ray flowers (petals) with 4 lobes. Prominent yellow disk flower with many florets. Distinct lance-shaped outer phyllaries surround greenish triangular inner phyllaries united in a cup shape below blossom.
References: Excerpt from SEINet.
Texas Status
Native

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