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Coreopsis gladiata

Common Name(s):
Coastal Plain Tickseed, Coastal Tickseed
Categories:
Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Coreopsis gladiata, also known as Coastal Plain Tickseed or Coastal Tickseed is a short-lived perennial native wildflower in the Asteraceae family.  In its native habitat from NC to TX, it is found in wet prairies, edges of cypress swamps, floodplain forests, and ditches. It can grow to 2' to 3' tall.

Also known as Coreopsis angustifolia.

Regions:  Coastal Plains

Seasons of Interest:  

   Blooms:  Late summer/fall            Nut/Fruit/Seed:  Fall

Wildlife Value:   This plant is highly resistant to damage from deer.  Its flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.  Songbirds eat the seeds. 

Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems: 

Season:
Late summer/fall
Light:
Sun, part shade
Height:
2-3 ft.
Flower Color:
Yellow
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10
Foliage:
Coastal Plain Tickseed has alternate lance-shaped leaves are numerous on lower stems, becoming much smaller and bract-like at the top.
Flower:
The small, tubular, disk flowers of the Coastal Plain Tickseed offer a colorful contrast with the rich-yellow ray flowers (petals) which are notched at the ends.
Zones:
7-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Coastal Plain Tickseed prefers acidic sandy soils in full sun for best bloom. It has average water needs.
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Regions:
Coastal Plains
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
showy flowers, wildflower garden, butterfly garden

NCCES plant id: 3303

Coreopsis gladiata Flowers
Coreopsis gladiata Close up of flower