Florida tickseed
Coreopsis floridana
Asteraceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet to moist wildflower and butterfly gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in central Florida. Available in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants (561-540-6296).
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
Typically 2-3 feet in heigth. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Endemic to Florida from Nassau County and Panhandle south to Miami-Dade, Highlands and Lee counties. Presumed extirpated in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. In Broward County, last collected in the Parkland area in 1982.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands.
Soils:
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Fall-winter.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:


Steven W. Woodmansee
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton