Coreopsis tinctoria

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt.
  • Common Name : Golden Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 20
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Punit Van

About Coreopsis tinctoria Plant :

  • Habit : An annual herb with slender stems and fibrous root system.
  • Leaves : Opposite, pinnatifid, leaflets linear, lanceolate, oblanceolate.
  • Inflorescence :
    • Capitulum (Head).
    • Each head has 6-12 ray florets that surrounds numerous disk florets.
  • Flowers :
    • Flowers showy on long peduncles.
    • Ray florets with yellow rays of various sizes and maroon or dark brown centres.
    • The tiny disk florets have corollas that are reddish brown and tubular in shape; each corolla has 4 tiny teeth along its upper rim.
  • Fruit : Achenes
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : February - April
  • Significance : It is generally cultivated in the gardens for its beautiful flowers.