- Common Name(s):
- Coastal Plain Tickseed, Coastal Tickseed
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
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:
- Late summer/fall
- Sun, part shade
- 2-3 ft.
- Flower Color:
- USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10
- Coastal Plain Tickseed has alternate lance-shaped leaves are numerous on lower stems, becoming much smaller and bract-like at the top.
- 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.
- Coastal Plain Tickseed prefers acidic sandy soils in full sun for best bloom. It has average water needs.
- Full sun to partial shade
- Coastal Plains
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 3303