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Coreopsis palmata Nutt.
Stiff tickseed, Stiff coreopsis, Finger coreopsis
USDA Symbol: COPA10
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
As the common name suggests, this is a stiff-stemmed perennial. It bears leaves which have three long, narrow lobes and flowers which are bright-yellow and long-lasting. Each flower head is 2-3 in. across. Each rosette of basal foliage bears only one 1-3 ft. stem, but the rosette gives rise to as many as six offspring per year. Thus, a clump forms in a short period of time. Leaves and stems turn showy red in autumn.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MI , MN , MO , NE , OK , SD , WI Native Distribution:
MI to LA, w. to e. SD & e. OK Native Habitat:
Open, wooded sites; disturbed prairies; roadsides; rocky ridges USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Light, sandy or gravelly soils.
Conditions Comments: Limit the spread of stiff coreopsis by keeping it on light, poor soils.
Easily propagated by division of adult plants in fall or spring. Rhizome
cuttings can also be taken. Sow unstratified seed in fall or stratified seed in spring. Seed Collection:
Collect in Oct. and Nov. Seed Treatment:
Dry stratification. Commercially Avail:
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Anderson, SCPrairie Nursery
- Westfield, WI
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
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff