Coreopsis pubescens

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Coreopsis pubescens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Coreopsis
Species: C. pubescens
Binomial name
Coreopsis pubescens
Elliott
Synonyms[1]
  • Chrysomelea auriculata Tausch
  • Coreopsis corninsularis Sherff
  • Coreopsis debilis Sherff

Coreopsis pubescens, called star tickseed, is a North American species of tickseeds in the sunflower family. It is native to the central and southeastern United States from eastern Kansas and eastern Texas east as far as Virginia, Florida, and the Carolinas. There are also reports of isolated populations in New England and in northern Indiana, probably as escapes from cultivation.[2]

Coreopsis pubescens is a perennial sometimes as much as 90 cm (3 feet) tall. Flower heads are yellow, with both ray florets and disc florets.[3]

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