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Lanceleaf Coreopsis - Coreopsis lanceolata


Family: Asteraceae - Aster family Genus Common Name: Tickseed Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis. Lanceleaf Coreopsis is a late spring / early summer wildflower that is found in all but eight states in the United States. While it is native to the continental states, it is an introduced species in Hawaii. The plant grows to approximately 3 feet tall.

Found in:
AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Distribution of Coreopsis lanceolata in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 23 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2010-May-22Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson ISO200
Coreopsis lanceolata has eight yellow ray flowers which are lobed at their tips. The disk is around .5 inches across. The disk flowers are yellow displaying some purple as they open. The blossom can be up to 2.5 inches across.
Coreopsis lanceolata

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2010-May-22Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/100f/5.6 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
I have been unable find a description or photo of the stem leaves on the Internet for Coreopsis lanceolata that exactly matches this photograph. Most of the leaves are basal, but these lobed leaves were on these plants at the junction of the blossom scapes. The lobes are 2 to 3 inches long.
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Coreopsis lanceolata

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2010-May-22Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/50f/9 ISO400
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Most of the leaves on Lanceleaf Coreopsis are at or near the base. Sometimes the leaves and lower plant stalk are hairy.
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Coreopsis lanceolata

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