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Asteraceae / Aster
Lanceleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Lanceleaf Tickseed is also known as Lanceleaf Coreopsis.

Plant Type: This is a herbaceous plant, it is a perennial which can reach 60cm in height (24inches).
Leaves: The leaf arrangement is opposite. Leaves can reach 15cm in length (6inches). Each leaf is entire. Most leaves are on the lower part of the stem and some lower leaves may be divided.
Flowers: The flowers have numerous parts and are up to 6cm wide (2.5 inches). They are golden yellow. Blooms first appear in late spring and continue into early summer. The tips of the rays have three to five shallow lobes.
Habitat: Fields and glades.
Range: Almost all of North America east of the Rocky Mountains and some areas west ot the Rockies.

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Similar Species: Large Flowered Coreopsis (C. Grandiflora) is very similar. It is taller growing to 1meter (39") and has leaves the entire length of the stem. It tends to grow in dry sandy or rocky soil.



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More Info:  
The Search below may provide more information about this species. Some of URLs may have been used as a source for this page not otherwise cited. Most of the information not cited comes from multiple sources that can be found in the Books page. The USDA plant links are provided by: USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database (http://plants.usda.gov/). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. You can check species names at ITIS Advanced Search to see if they meet the current ITIS taxonomic criteria.
 

By: Newcomb, Lawrence and Illustrated by Morrison, Gordon. 1977, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN:0-316-60442-9

One of the best general guides to wildflowers of the North Eastern and North Central United States. Newcomb's key is an excellent, simple method for identifying plants. Newcomb has drawings for almost every plant mentioned that are excellent aids to identifying the species. Though only the more common plants are covered this is often the first book I pick up when trying to identify a wildflower.


Wildflo wers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians
By: Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart and Thomas E. Hemmerly and David Duhl. , ISBN:1551054280

This is perhaps the best of many field guides covering this region. Featuring 446 excellent color photographs (located with the text) and mentioning as similar to those illustrated are another 800 or so species for a total coverage of over 1,200 species. The start of each family section includes line drawings of some of the species showing important features. The text includes the usual description, bloom season, range, habitat and additionally includes information such as medical uses and lore and how the species was named. This is the official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society.



Classification:  
Kingdom
Plantae
Plants
|Division
Magnoliophyta
Angiosperms / Flowering Plants
|Class
Magnoliopsida
Dicots / Two Seed Leaves
|Subclass
Asteridae
Aster
||Family
Asteraceae
Aster
|Subfamily

|Tribe

|Genus
Coreopsis

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