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Florida tickseed
Coreopsis floridana
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

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

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.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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