Coreopsis major Walter - Great Tickseed

Coreopsis major plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems:

Coreopsis major stem

Leaves:

Coreopsis major leaves

Inflorescence:

N/A

Involucre:

Coreopsis major involucre

Ray flowers:

Coreopsis major flowers

Disk flowers:

Coreopsis major disk

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Woodlands, thickets, sandhills, pine flatwoods, old fields.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This attractive species can be found throughout North America. It is a very common species and certainly worthy of cultivation. The plant is very easy to identify becasue of its lanceolate-whorled leaves and big yellow flower heads.
The genus name Coreopsis derives from the Greek "core" meaning "a bug, sweep" and "opsi" meaning "appearance" referring to the achenes which were thought to resemble ticks or small bugs.
The species epithet major is the Latin word meaning "larger" probably referring to the flower heads.

Alabama Distribution:

Coreopsis major map

Photographs taken in Lowndes County, AL., 6-4-05.


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