Coreopsis wrightii (A. Gray) H.M. Parker
Rock Tickseed, Golden-wave
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Coreopsis basalis var. wrightii, Coreopsis drummondii var. wrightii
USDA Symbol: COWR3
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1852), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
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 InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Yellow ray flowers with red bases
DistributionUSA: CA , NM , OK , TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0529 Collected Jul 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1044 Collected 2007-06-13 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Coreopsis wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis wrightii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff