Wild Florida Photo - Coreopsis gladiata

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Coreopsis gladiata

COASTALPLAIN TICKSEED

Florida native

 

Coreopsis gladiata is an occassional annual found in low, wet pine flatwoods and the edges of woods and ditches in three areas of Florida. Throughout most of the central and western panhandle from Wakulla to Okaloosa County, in northeast Florida from Marion and Volusia Counties north to Nassau County, and in an area roughly between Lake Okeechobee to Tampa Bay. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana to North Carolina.
The flowers of coastalplain tickseed consist of yellow ray florets and dark disk florets. Blooms occur from late summer into the winter. The heads are large and stalked with short lanceolate outer bracts. The spatulate leaves are alternate, entire and reduced upwards, with the lower leaves stalked.
Shown on one of the photos is a goldenrod soldier beetle.

 
Coreopsis gladiata is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Coreopsis genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Coreopsis leavenworthii - LEAVENWORTH'S TICKSEED
  View  Coreopsis lanceolata - LANCELEAF TICKSEED
  View  Coreopsis floridana - FLORIDA TICKSEED


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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