North Carolina Wildflowers

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Asteraceae (Compositae) > Coreopsis (tickseed, coreopsis)

Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides) Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides)
Growing in swamp mud with Bald Cypress, Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

If identified correctly, this taxon is rare in North Carolina (NC Natural Heritage Program Watch List), growing in bogs and swamps.

Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides) Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides)
Growing in swamp mud with Bald Cypress, Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides) Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides)
Growing in swamp mud with Bald Cypress, Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides) Swamp Tickseed, Beadle's Coreopsis (Coreopsis helianthoides)
Growing in swamp mud with Bald Cypress, Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008

With Bald Cypress knees. No basal leaves noted.


Lobed Tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata) Lobed Tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata)
Orange Co., NC 16 May 2004

Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia) Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Common in the NC coastal plain (rare in the mountains), Texas Tickseed grows in savannas, bogs, and various wet-soil habitats.

Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia) Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Coreopsis Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Formerly known as Coreopsis angustifolia.

Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia) Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia) Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Cauline leaves simple, linear, reduced, and opposite

Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia) Texas Tickseed, Savanna Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Simple, elliptic basal leaves


Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major) Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major)
Thin soils on granite outcrops in Alexander Co., NC
3 July 2009

Statewide and common in North Carolina in dry wooded habitats.

Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major) Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major)
Thin soils on granite outcrops in Alexander Co., NC
3 July 2009

Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major) Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major)
Pine flatwoods in Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
14 June 2008

These flower heads are still in bud with one just starting to open.

Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major) Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major)
Pine flatwoods in Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
14 June 2008

Leaves are distinctly whorled.

Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major) Great Tickseed, Whorled-leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis major)
Pine flatwoods in Sandhills Gamelands, Scotland Co., NC
14 June 2008

whole plant


Coreopsis Star Tickseed, Common Hairy Coreopsis (Coreopsis pubescens var. pubescens)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

Common in the NC mountains and rare elsewhere.

Coreopsis Star Tickseed, Common Hairy Coreopsis (Coreopsis pubescens var. pubescens)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006
Coreopsis Star Tickseed, Common Hairy Coreopsis (Coreopsis pubescens var. pubescens)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006
Coreopsis Star Tickseed, Common Hairy Coreopsis (Coreopsis pubescens var. pubescens)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata) Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)
Person Co., NC
13 June 2006

In NC, this plant grows in and near dry woodlands. Common in the piedmont, less so in the mountains and coastal plain.

Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata) Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)
Person Co., NC
13 June 2006

Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata) Threadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)
Person Co., NC
13 June 2006



Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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