Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Larkspur-leaf Tickseed at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-69-009b?:
Coreopsis major var. stellata FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Larkspur-leaf Tickseed, Larkspur Coreopsis
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Jeff Ausmus jma_cordel3
May Monroe County MI
Stem leaves divided into very narrow segments that are mostly less than 1/4" wide, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_delphiniifolia_3
Some think this originated as a hybrid of verticillata, tripteris or major, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
Jeff Ausmus jma_cordel2
July Monroe County MI
Plants appear to be a narrow-leaved form of Coreopsis major, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in SC Coastal Plain, uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC
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Opposite appearing whorled
Disk flowers have 5 corolla lobes & 5 anthers
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p171
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p070
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