Coreopsis floridana

Florida tickseed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Useful as a colorful wildflower along the edge of a wetland. Often overlooked as sunflowers are blooming at the same time. But if the site is appropriate, worthwhile.
Propagation: Seed. Rarely planted due to its site specificity.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: adaptable


wildlife plant  
Attracts many different butterflies and other pollinators.
Native Habitats: Wet prairie, herbaceous seepage areas, wet roadsides.

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 is one of our larger (taller and larger flowers) Coreopsis species.