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Coreopsis pubescens (Star tickseed)
Brundage, Stephanie

Coreopsis pubescens

Coreopsis pubescens Elliott

Star Tickseed, Hairy Tickseed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: COPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oblanceolate
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: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Growing Conditions

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


Attracts: Butterflies

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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

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

Research Literature

Reslit 77 - Propagation protocol for production of Coreopsis pubescens Ell. seeds (seed cleaning techniques); USDA FS - National Seed Laboratory, Dry Branch, Georgia (2007) J. R. Barbour, B. Karrfalt, G. Kaufmann and G. ...
Reslit 1933 - Comparative Capitular Morphology and Anatomy of Coreopsis L and Bidens L (Compositae), Including a Review of Generic Boundaries (1995) M. Tadesse, D. J. Crawford and E. B. Smith
Reslit 2564 - A cladistic study of North American Coreopsis (Asteraceae: Heliantheae) (1987) R. K. Jansen, E. B. Smith, D. J. Crawford
Reslit 2565 - ITS sequences and phylogenetic relationships in Bidens and Coreopsis (Asteraceae) (1999) S. C. Kim, D. J. Crawford, M. Tadesse, M. Berbee, ...
Reslit 2569 - Leaf flavonoid chemistry of North American Coreopsis (Compositae): intra-and intersectional variation (1983) D. J. Crawford, E. B. Smith
Reslit 2570 - Phylogeny of Coreopsideae (Asteraceae) using ITS sequences suggests lability in reproductive characters (2004) R. T. Kimball, D. J. Crawford
Reslit 2571 - The chromosome numbers of North American Coreopsis with phyletic interpretations (1975) E. B. Smith
Reslit 2572 - A biosystematic survey of Coreopsis in eastern United States and Canada (1976) E. B. Smith
Reslit 2573 - Phylogeny of eastern North American Coreopsis (Asteraceae-Coreopsideae): Insights from nuclear and plastid sequences and comments on character evolution (2005) D. J. Crawford, M. E. Mort

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


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

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