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Coreopsis grandiflora (Largeflower tickseed)
Bettinger, Edith

Coreopsis grandiflora

Coreopsis grandiflora Hogg ex Sweet

Largeflower tickseed, Large-flower tickseed, Common coreopsis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: cogr5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)

A 1-2 ft. perennial, occasionally annual, with several stems which are leafy nearly to the summit. Leaves are dissected into linear segments. Flower heads are few or solitary on leafless peduncles. The showy ray flowers (petals) are bright yellow.

This plant self-sows readily, becoming weedy.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Distribution: S.e. U.S., inland to MO, e. KS, OK & TX; introduced elsewhere
Native Habitat: Open, sandy woods; roadsides; fields

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy soils
Conditions Comments: This plant is not reliably perennial and self-sows readily, becoming weedy.


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

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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
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:

NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
* 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 grandiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis grandiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis grandiflora


Record Modified: 2013-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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