(Georgia Tickseed - Pink Coreopsis - Swamp Coreopsis)
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family
Plant is an upright, smooth perennial with a fleshy root from which new growth emerges (rhizome). Preferred habitat is savannas and moist ditches. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one whole part; no leaf stalk; grass-like and has no teeth or lobes.
Flowers are solitary heads on a stalks; symmetrical in shape. Disc flowers are bisexual; yellow; ray flowers are pink (rarely white). Ray flowers (petals) are female and numerous; pink to pale purple. Flowers occur in the spring.
Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it (achene).