Coreopsis basalis

Goldenmane tickseed NOT NATIVE !


Synonyms:  Calliopsis basalis

wildlife plant

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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 8 - 12 inches    Width: 3 - 12 inches
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      yellow,red,brown
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Propagation: self-seeds
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: acidic < 6.8


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: prairie, savannahs, disturbed areas

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This plant is NOT a Florida native. It has been planted widely on roadsides as a wildflower. It is native from Mississippi west to Texas and north to Oklahoma and Arkansas. Strange as it may seem, this is the species shown on the Florida wildflower license plate. The species has been included here ONLY for educational purposes since it is on the license plate.