Coreopsis palmata

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Coreopsis palmata
Coreopsis palmata NPS.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Coreopsis
Species: C. palmata
Binomial name
Coreopsis palmata
  • Calliopsis palmata (Nutt.) Spreng.
  • Coreopsis pauciflora Lehm.
  • Coreopsis praecox Fresen.

Coreopsis palmata is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family It is native to the central United States and central Canada, mostly the Mississippi Valley and adjacent areas from Louisiana north to Manitoba and east into southwestern Michigan. Common names include stiff tickseed, wedgeleaf coreopsis,[2] prairie coreopsis,[3] prairie tickseed,[4] and finger coreopsis.[5]

Coreopsis palmata is a perennial herb reaching about 80 centimeters (32 inches) in height. The leaf blades are often lobed, but are not divided into leaflets as in some related species. The flower heads contain ray florets up to 2.5 centimeters long, or sometimes longer.[6] They are yellow, and generally a paler shade of yellow than related native Coreopsis.[4] The center of the head has many disc florets that bloom yellow and darken as they dry.[6] The plants flower in summer[6] and the herbage may age red in the fall.[5]

The native habitat of this species includes woods and prairie.[5][6]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Coreopsis palmata Nutt.
  2. ^ Coreopsis palmata. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  3. ^ "Coreopsis palmata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Coreopsis palmata. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  5. ^ a b c Coreopsis palmata. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. University of Texas, Austin.
  6. ^ a b c d Coreopsis palmata. Flora of North America.

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