Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in rich moist woodlands & woodland borders, primarily over calcareous or mafic rocks or on nutrient-rich alluvium, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Opposite
Leaves sessile, or petioles to 4cm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Red
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
5 stamens in disc flowers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-69-011:
Coreopsis tripteris   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

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

        

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm080729_028

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm080729_033

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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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.

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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.

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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.