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Coreopsis nuecensis (Crown tickseed)
Carr, Bill

Coreopsis nuecensis

Coreopsis nuecensis A. Heller

Crown Tickseed, Crown Coreopsis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: CONU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple , Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Spatulate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Lobed , Pinnatifid
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Head , Terminal
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To 3 feet.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: The yellow ray flowers feature brick-red marks about 1/3 of the way out from the point of attachment creating a coronal effect from which the plants common name is derived. The proximal parts of the ray flowers (below the red marks) are often orangish-yellow.


Native Distribution: Classified as a Texas endemic, though it may occur naturally in Tamaulipas, MX.
Native Habitat: Sandy soils of the Texas Coastal Plain and the Rio Grande Plain.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy soil.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-02-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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