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Coreopsis palmata (Stiff tickseed)
Smith, R.W.

Coreopsis palmata

Coreopsis palmata Nutt.

Stiff tickseed, Stiff coreopsis, Finger coreopsis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: copa10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light 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.

Propagation

Description: 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: yes

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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Suppliers Directory

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

Carolina Wild - Anderson, SC
Prairie 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
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
* 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 palmata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis palmata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis palmata

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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