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Coreopsis tripteris (Tall tickseed)
Makin, Julie

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed, Tall coreopsis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Symbol: COTR4

USDA Native Status:

A very tall coreopsis, this perennial grows 3-9 ft. in height. The stalked leaves divide into three lanceolate segments. Yellow petals are rounded at the tip.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Distribution: W. IA to extreme e. KS & NM, e. to PA & GA
Native Habitat: Open, woods; roadsides; damp prairies

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to dry sands.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Attracts: Birds , Butterflies

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Description: Easily grown from seed. Mature plants may be increased by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds of this genus generally germinate without pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
Ohio Prairie Nursery - Hiram, OH
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store


* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Coreopsis tripteris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis tripteris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis tripteris


Record Modified: 2014-03-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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