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Lanceleaf Tickseed

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Coreopsis lanceolata

Common Names: Lanceleaf Tickseed

Description

Lance-leaf tickseed grows in small clumps but forms extensive colonies. It is 1-2 1/2 feet tall and has leaves 3-4 inches long, opposite, sometimes alternate near the top where the leaves are fewer. Some of the leaves are deeply cut, almost forming 3 leaflets. Flower heads are yellow, 1-1 1/2 inches across. The yellow center or disk flowers stand out distinctly from the ray flowers, which appear to be attached just below them. Ray flowers are 4-lobed. The yellow, daisy-like flowers occur singly atop long, naked peduncles.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Bloom Width: 1.5 in.

Plant Height: to 2.5 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: April to June

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Sightings: FM 1488 close to Hempstead , Loop 1604W , Goliad, TX

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