Hairy Coreopsis
(Bushy Tickseed - Star Tickseed)
Coreopsis pubescens Var. dibilis
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

 

Plant is a tall, many branched, sparsley leaved perennial. Preferred habitat is low bottom lands, stream banks, flood zones, and the margin of moist woods. Distribution is said to be coastal in western Florida and the adjacent coastal regions of Alabama.

Leaves are opposite on the stem, broadly widest at the middle or lance-like to slightly egg-shaped. The leaf stalks may have narrow and thin wings along each side, giving the appearance of being winged.

Flowers are typical of the coreopsis group; several ray flowers which are 3-4 lobed; the two center lobes ending in a sharp point and being considerably longer than the first and fourth lobe. Disc flowers may be yellow or purple, surrounded by bracts in two tiers; the outer tier usually green while the inner tier may be thin and brown or redddish in color. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is an achene which outer layer is fused to the seed.

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