Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains coreopsis)

Also called Golden tickseed. Native annual with numerous yellow flowers with maroon centers, blooming May to October. Prefers moist, sandy or clay soils with poor drainage along roadsides, low fields, meadows and disturbed sites. Readily reseeds itself. Pollinated by bees, butterflies and birds. Use for roadsides, prairie restoration, wildflower mixtures and gardens. State flower of Florida.

DISTRIBUTION / ADAPTATION

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Annual, biennial, perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 36 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 20-55 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture:Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.2-7.8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 3,222,200

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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