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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Coreopsis major

Woodland Coreopsis, Forest Tickseed

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis major

Genus:

Coreopsis

Species Epithet:

major

Common Name:

Woodland Coreopsis, Forest Tickseed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Weakley (2015) recognizes 2 varieties but notes “The recognition of varieties is problematic and controversial.”
Var. major: Woodland. Common in NC mountains and piedmont, rare in coastal plain.
Var. rigida: Dry woodlands and forests. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Clump-forming.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

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

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

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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