Swamp Coreopsis
Coreopsis nudata
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

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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.

Flower is a solitary head on a leafless stalk; symmetrical in shape. Disc flowers are bisexual; yellow; ray flowers are rarely white (more often pink beneath and white on top). Ray flowers (petals) are female. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it.

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