Alternate name: Large-flower Coreopsis
Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family
Description A 1-2 ft. perennial, occasionally annual, with several stems which are leafy nearly to the summit. Leaves are dissected into linear segments. Flower heads are few or solitary on leafless peduncles. The showy ray flowers (petals) are bright yellow.
Flower May - June.
Flower May - June
Habitat Open, sandy woods; roadsides; fields.
Range S.e. U.S., inland to Missouri, e. Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas; introduced elsewhere.
Discussion This plant self-sows readily, becoming weedy.
Comments This plant is not reliably perennial and self-sows readily, becoming weedy.
Exposure Preference Sun to partial sun.
Native Distribution S.e. U.S., inland to Missouri, e. Kansas, Oklahoma & Texas; introduced elsewhere
Site Preference Open, sandy woods; roadsides; fields
Soil Preference Sandy soils