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

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands & forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Opposite appearing whorled

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

FRUIT:
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. rigida   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coreopsis major   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-69-009b:
Coreopsis major var. stellata   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Coreopsis, Stiffleaf Coreopsis, Greater Tickseed, Whorled Tickseed


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image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm120525_496

May    Oconee County    SC

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

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm120525_499

May    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

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm0406g_12

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm0406g_17

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm0406l_15

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm160629_123

June    McCormick County    SC

The leaves of this depauperate individual are not 3-parted.

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    s040610_ab

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm090726_139

July    Buncombe County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm120704_475

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm120704_479

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm150712_421

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Middle leaflet of median leaves 5-10(12)mm wide [narrower than var. major], per Weakley's Flora.

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

Keith Bradley    kab_coreopsis_major_2184

July    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

Tim Spira    tps_cmajor2

July        

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

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm120812_427b

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Outer phyllaries slightly short-pubescent to glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Coreopsis major var. rigida

JK Marlow    jkm061029_020

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Stems and leaves glabrous, or essentially so, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.