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Coreopsis nuecensoides (Rio grande tickseed)
Carr, Bill

Coreopsis nuecensoides

Coreopsis nuecensoides E.B. Sm.

Rio Grande Tickseed, Crown Tickseed , Sand Coreopsis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: CONU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Trifoliate
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Sometimes blooms again in the fall.


Native Distribution: Coastal Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Sandy soils, prairies.

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-09
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