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Coreopsis major

Coreopsis major Walter

greater tickseed, woodland coreopsis, woodland tickseed

Synonym(s): Coreopsis major var. oemleri, Coreopsis major var. rigida, Coreopsis major var. stellata
Coreopsis major (Greater Tickseed)
Image ID: 7793
Image by: Parkins, Grant Morrow
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: COMA6
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coreopsis major
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-02-25

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: COREO2
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Coreopsis
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Tickseed
GENUS SUMMARY: [contributed by Alan S. Weakley and Bruce A. Sorrie]
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Sorrie, LeBlond, & Weakley (2013)=X; Strother in FNA (2006c); Smith (1976)=Z; Sherff & Alexander (1955)=Y; Cronquist (1980)=SE. Key adapted from Y and Z.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ASTERA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Asteraceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792
FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO: Erect, rhizomatous perennial of dry upland woodlands and forests, barrens, outcrops, clearings and road banks.
STEMS: Stems unbranched, hairy.
LEAVES: Leaves opposite, sessile, each divided into 3 oval to lance-shaped leaflets (to 4 in. long) and thus appearing to be 6 whorled leaves; hairy.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Composite flowers (heads) in a loose terminal cluster, 1 1/2-3 in. wide, consisting of 8 bright yellow ray florets encircling a dense center disk of many tiny, yellow tubular florets that age to maroon-red. 2 series of bracts surround the base of the head, the outer green and narrow, and the inner yellowish-green, wider, and downcurved at the tips.
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 2-3 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Opposite, Basal
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Trifoliate
LEAF RETENTION:

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Mixed
BLOOM TIME: May-August
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x x x

BLOOM COLOR: Yellow
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x

FRUITING PERIOD:

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Disturbed, Dry forests, Woods margins
NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: This yellow-flowered coreopsis is one of the roadside wildflowers that make summer driving a little brighter. It can be found in lean soils at woods’ edge blooming its little yellow heart out. Greater tickseed is tolerant of drought and humidity, but prefers well drained soils. This is a good wildlife plant, its nectar will attract pollinators and its seed will attract birds. One feature that distinguishes this plant from many other garden-worthy coreopsis is that its opposite compound leaves give a graceful whorled impression.

Bloom Table Text: This yellow-flowered coreopsis is one of the roadside wildflowers that make summer driving a little brighter. It can be found in lean soils at woods’ edge blooming its little yellow heart out. Greater tickseed is tolerant of drought and humidity, but prefers well drained soils. This is a good wildlife plant, its nectar will attract pollinators and its seed will attract birds. One feature that distinguishes this plant from many other garden-worthy coreopsis is that its opposite compound leaves give a graceful whorled impression.

NCBG Location: Education Center Landscape

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Bird Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE: Low

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
202 2011-0015 2011-01-13 201 View
267 2011-0121 2011-06-16 272 View
3994 1992-0150 View
6038 1995-1169 View
8760 2007-0005 2007-01-26 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
201 HORT 2003-11-06 Liloia View
272 HORT 2010-11-24 Liloia View
1348 HORT 2006-10-01 Bryan View
1753 HORT 2005-01-01 Bryan View
1771 HORT 2005-01-01 Bryan View
1808 HORT 2006-10-01 Bryan View
1817 HORT 2006-10-01 Bryan View
2051 NPMD 2020-09-03 Marzolf View
2055 NPMD 2020-08-21 Kunz View
2058 NPMD 2020-09-03 Adams View
2059 NPMD 2020-09-03 Adams View
2060 NPMD 2020-08-29 Kunz View
2159 NPMD 2019-08-09 Touloupas View
2169 NPMD 2019-08-17 Touloupas View
2171 NPMD 2019-08-19 Touloupas View
2176 NPMD 2019-08-20 Touloupas View
2178 NPMD 2019-08-20 Touloupas View
2181 NPMD 2019-08-20 Touloupas View
2204 NPMD 2019-09-09 Touloupas View
2227 NPMD 2019-09-12 Touloupas View
2254 NPMD 2019-09-25 Touloupas View
2398 NPMD 2019-11-22 Touloupas View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
409 202 28 NCBG staff 2011-05-17 View
410 202 29 NCBG staff 2011-05-17 View
411 202 19 NCBG staff 2011-05-12 View
651 267 15 Heiney 2011-05-17 View
6322 3994 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
8688 6038 2 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
12005 8760 142 Liloia 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: COMA6
USDA Common Name: Greater Tickseed
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coreopsis major var. major
COMMON NAME: Woodland Coreopsis
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, G, RAB, SE, W, Y; < C. major - FNA, K, S, Va, WH3, Z]
PHENOLOGY:
HABITAT: Pd (GA, NC, SC, VA), Mt (GA, NC, SC, VA, WV):
COMMENTS: Woodlands; common (rare in GA, NC, SC, VA). May-Jul. W. VA, s. OH, and KY south to SC, GA, w. FL, s. AL, and s. MS. How to treat the Coreopsis major complex (here including C. major var. major, C. major var. rigida, C. delphiniifolia, and C. verticillata) is not clear. The group apparently includes diploids and a variety of allopolyploids and autopolyploids (at various ploidies) variously derived from C. major var. major and C. verticillata.
RANGE MAP:

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Coreopsis L. (Tickseed)
SUMMARY: [contributed by Alan S. Weakley and Bruce A. Sorrie]
REFERENCE: Sorrie, LeBlond, & Weakley (2013)=X; Strother in FNA (2006c); Smith (1976)=Z; Sherff & Alexander (1955)=Y; Cronquist (1980)=SE. Key adapted from Y and Z.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Coreopsis major in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Coreopsis major in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Coreopsis major in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Coreopsis major in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Coreopsis major in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis major

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 7793
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 7793

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