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Coastal Tickseed Coreopsis gladiata


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Coastal Tickseed
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family

Description The small, tubular, maroon or brown disk flowers of this short-lived perennial offer a colorful contrast with the rich-yellow ray flowers (petals) which are notched at the ends. Lance-shaped leaves are numerous on lower parts of the 2-5 ft. plant, becoming much smaller and bract-like at the top.

Flower September - October.

Flower September - October

Habitat Moist to wet, open pinelands.

Range Coastal plain from North Carolina to Louisiana.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution Coastal plain from North Carolina to Texas

Site Preference Moist to wet, open pinelands

Soil Preference Moist to wet, often acid, sandy soils.