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Coreopsis calliopsidea (DC.) A. Gray
Leaf-stem tickseed, Leafstem tickseed, Leafy stem coreopsis
Synonym(s): Agarista calliopsidea
USDA Symbol: COCA9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A stout, erect annual, the 4-20 in. stems bearing one flower head each. Leaves, on the lower half of the stem, are once- or twice-pinnately compound. Yellow, daisy-like flower heads are up to 3 in. across.
Leafy-stem Coreopsis is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae). In this large, worldwide family there are about 920 genera and 19,000 species. Cosmos, Sunflower, Zinnia, Dahlia, and many others are grown as ornamentals; while Lettuce, Sunflowers, and Artichokes provide food.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Inner Coast Ranges from Alameda to Santa Barbara Co., CA,
e. to w. Mojave Desert Native Habitat:
Dry, open gravelly sites from 500-3200 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Gravelly or sandy loams.
Conditions Comments: Does not always persist in the garden.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff