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NC Native Plant Society:
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Coreopsis lanceolata

Longstalk Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Tickseed, Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis lanceolata

Genus:

Coreopsis

Species Epithet:

lanceolata

Common Name:

Longstalk Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Tickseed, Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Disturbed areas. Often spread from cultivation, its original range obscure. Probably originally native to midwestern prairies.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Federal Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Self-seeds readily and can form big colonies. Considered invasive in some parts of the US where it has been introduced.

Blooms and Buds

Carteret County

The Scientific Name is Coreopsis lanceolata. You will likely hear them called Longstalk Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Tickseed, Lanceleaf Coreopsis. This picture shows the Blooms and Buds of Coreopsis lanceolata

©Lynda Clay

Ray and disk florets are yellow.

garden in Mecklenburg Co., NC

The Scientific Name is Coreopsis lanceolata. You will likely hear them called Longstalk Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Tickseed, Lanceleaf Coreopsis. This picture shows the Ray and disk florets are yellow. of Coreopsis lanceolata

Larry Mellichamp

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/coreopsis/lanceolata/

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/coreopsis-lanceolata/

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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