Swamp Coreopsis
(Georgia Tickseed - Pink Coreopsis - Swamp Coreopsis)
Coreopsis nudata
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).

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