Lanceleaf Tickseed – 7/12/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/12/20

Observation Time: 6:55 p.m.

Observation Location: along Gavins Pond Road

Common Name: Lanceleaf Tickseed

Scientific Name: Coreopsis lanceolata

Comments: This native perennial wildflower thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. It is tolerant of heat, humidity and drought.

Lanceleaf tickseed features solitary, yellow, daisy-like flowers (1-2″ diameter) with eight yellow rays (toothed at the tips) and flat yellow center disks. Flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems from spring to early summer. Narrow, hairy, lance-shaped leaves (2-6″ long) appear primarily near the base of the plant.

More Information: Native Florida Wildflowers and Missouri Botanical Gardens