Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Opposite appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow/Red
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Coreopsis major var. major   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coreopsis major   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-69-009a:
Coreopsis major var. major   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Coreopsis, Whorled Coreopsis


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picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm120506_671b

May    Oconee County    SC

The recognition of [C. major] varieties is problematic and controversial, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm120525_295

May    Oconee County    SC

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm170527_040

May    Abbeville County    SC

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm170527_042

May    Abbeville County    SC

Middle leaflet of median leaves 10-30mm wide [wider than var. rigida], per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm170527_046

May    Abbeville County    SC

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm170527_047

May    Abbeville County    SC

Outer phyllaries rather densely short-pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm170527_051

May    Abbeville County    SC

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm0506h_15

June    Oconee County    SC

Less common than var. stellata [rigida], and with pubescent stems & leaves, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm0506j_20

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm140614_928

June    Oconee County    SC

The opposite paired leaves are so deeply cut they resemble 6 whorled leaves, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Indian Cucumberroot, Starry Campion, Whorled Coreopsis and Loosestrife

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm140614_987

June    Oconee County    SC

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm140614_990b

June    Oconee County    SC

Rays yellow and not (or inconspicuously) toothed; disc flowers yellow or red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Coreopsis major var. major, image of Coreopsis major var. major

JK Marlow    jkm140614_993

June    Oconee County    SC

Outer involucral bracts oblong or oblanceolate, 2-10mm; inner lanceolate 5-8mm, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Bidens and Coreopsis