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Coreopsis californica

Coreopsis californica (Nutt.) H. Sharsm.

California Coreopsis, California Tickseed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: COCA8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 15 - The American Southwest (1994) John Crossley

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-02-26
Research By: CBR

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