OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Coreopsis tripteris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-69-011:
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Coreopsis tripteris

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cotr4_001_lvd

        

image of Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed

JK Marlow    jkm080729_027

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

It grows up to 8' tall, likes wet to moist soil, and can take some shade, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

image of Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed

JK Marlow    jkm080729_028

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed

JK Marlow    jkm080729_033

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed

JK Marlow    jkm080729_033b

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The inner involucral bracts not yet open, flower heads sealed up like pillboxes.

image of Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed

JK Marlow    s080729_a

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Principal leaves are palmately divided into 3 segments and most are petioled, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed, Threeleaf Tickseed

JK Marlow    jkm120815_821

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Outer involucral bracts linear, 3-6mm long: inner lanceolate, 4-7mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Bidens and Coreopsis

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_coreopsis_tripteris

September        

The rays are wholly yellow and without teeth at the apex; the disk purplish, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Coreopsis tripteris

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-69-011:
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Coreopsis tripteris

 

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380

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Bottomland forests, riverside scours, other rich, moist woodlands and woodland borders, wet hammocks (FL), primarily over calcareous or mafic rocks or on nutrient-rich alluvium, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Midstem leaves palmately 3-foliolate, terminal leaflet sometimes divided again
Opposite
Leaves (at least the lower) distinctly petioled: 5-40mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Red
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Disk flowers have 5 corolla lobes & 5 anthers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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