Coreopsis calliopsidea (DC.) A. Gray
Leaf-stem tickseed, Leafstem tickseed, Leafy stem coreopsis
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Agarista calliopsidea
USDA Symbol: COCA9
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
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.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Coreopsis calliopsidea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis calliopsidea in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff