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Coreopsis Coreopsis latifolia

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kor-ee-OP-sis lat-ih-FOE-lee-ah
Description

Broadleaf Coreopsis is a clump-forming perennial wildflower in the aster family native to the southern Appalachians of GA, NC, SC and TN in moist rich woodland areas of middle to lower elevation. The plant can grow to 4 feet tall and has oval leaves up to 8 inches long. The yellow flower heads grow in corymbs and bloom from July to Sept. The plant can spread by rhizomes and is pollinated by bees.

Use this plant in a woodland setting at the edges or the interior forests in naturalized areas.

 

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#yellow flowers#shade garden#NC native#summer flowers#native wildflower#naturalized area#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#partial shade tolerant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#Audubon#woodland garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow flowers#shade garden#NC native#summer flowers#native wildflower#naturalized area#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#partial shade tolerant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#Audubon#woodland garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    latifolia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeast USA
    Distribution:
    GA, NC, SC, TN
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees to the flowers and birds eat the seeds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Flattened and ribbed achenes. Displays from August to October
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The 1.5-inch wide flower heads have 5 ray petals and yellow center disc florets with black anthers extending well above the lobes. They bloom July- Sept.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are opposite, broadly oval with pointed tips and tapering bases. Upperside smooth and a few hairs on the lower surface. Margins are toothed. They are 4-8 inches long and 2-4 inches wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Smooth thin green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds