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Coreopsis major (Greater tickseed)
Cressler, Alan

Coreopsis major

Coreopsis major Walter

Greater Tickseed, Major Coreopsis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Coreopsis major var. oemleri, Coreopsis major var. rigida, Coreopsis major var. stellata

USDA Symbol: COMA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A coreopsis up to 3 feet tall with vivid yellow blooms in midsummer as much as 3 inches across.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet 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: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MA , MS , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Sandy or rocky slopes and hills.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist


Attracts: Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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