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Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria (Golden tickseed)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Coreopsis tinctoria var. tinctoria

Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt. var. tinctoria

Golden Tickseed, Golden-wave

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Coreopsis cardaminefolia, Coreopsis stenophylla, Coreopsis tinctoria var. imminuta

USDA Symbol: cotit

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (W), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear , Oblanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: yellow ray flowers with reddish-brown spot towards the center and reddish-brown disc flowers


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , MB , ON , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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