Coreopsis tripteris

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Coreopsis tripteris
Tall coreopsis.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Coreopsis
Species: C. tripteris
Binomial name
Coreopsis tripteris
L.
Synonyms[1]
  • Anacis tripteris (L.) Schrank
  • Bidens tripteris (L.) E.H.L.Krause

Coreopsis tripteris is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae. It is widespread across much of eastern and central North America from the Florida Panhandle west as far as eastern Texas and north to Québec and Ontario.[2] Its common names include tall tickseed, tall coreopsis,[3] and Atlantic coreopsis.[4]

This perennial herb usually reaches nearly 100 cm (40 inches) in height, sometimes approaching 200 cm (80 inches). The leaves are mostly divided into 3 leaflets which are smooth-edged to lobed and several centimeters long. The flower heads have yellow ray florets 1 to 2 centimeters long, or longer. The center of the head has many disc florets in shades of reddish brown to purplish.[5]

This plant grows in moist habitat, such as streambanks and wet meadows. It flowers in summer.[5]

This plant is commercially available for use in cultivation as an ornamental.[6]

References[edit]

Media related to Coreopsis tripteris at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ The Plant List, Coreopsis tripteris L.
  2. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  3. ^ Coreopsis tripteris. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
  4. ^ Coreopsis tripteris. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  5. ^ a b Coreopsis tripteris. Flora of North America.
  6. ^ Coreopsis tripteris. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. University of Texas, Austin.