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Coreopsis tinctoria - Nutt.

Common Name Coreopsis, Golden tickseed, Atkinson's tickseed, Dyer's Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Annual Coreops
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 2-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist low ground[60]. Roadsides and waste places[244].
Range Central and Eastern N. America - Minnesota to Texas.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Coreopsis tinctoria Coreopsis, Golden tickseed, Atkinson


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Summary

Bloom Color: Orange, Red, Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Coreopsis tinctoria is a ANNUAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 3. It is in leaf from April to November, in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from June to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Coffee

A tea can be made from the dried plant[257]. It was used as a coffee substitute[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Emetic

A tea made from the roots is emetic and is also used in the treatment of diarrhoea[222, 257]. An infusion of the whole plant without the root has been used by women desiring a female baby[257].

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Other Uses

Dye

A yellow (red with an acid mordant) dye is obtained from the flowers and is used to dye cloth[169, 244, 257]. It is not very good when used on plant fibres[169]. The flowers can be dried for later use[169]. Cultivated as an ornamental plant for gardens, and as a native plant for wildlife gardens and natural landscaping.

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Foundation, Massing, Specimen. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a fertile well-drained moisture retentive medium soil[111, 200]. Does well in sandy soils[188]. Requires a sunny position[111, 200]. Established plants are drought resistant[1]. A good bee plant[200]. Special Features: Attracts birds, North American native, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow March in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer[111]. If you have sufficient seed then it can also be sown in situ outdoors.

Other Names

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This taxon has not yet been assessed.

Common to Canada (from Quebec to British Columbia), Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas), and the United States, especially the Great Plains and Southern states. Naturalized in China.

Weed Potential

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This plant can be weedy or invasive

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Coreopsis auriculataTickseed, Lobed tickseed,Mouse-eared Coreopsis, Eared CoreopsisPerennial1.5 4-8 MLMNDM003
Coreopsis calliopsideaLeafstem tickseedAnnual0.6 0-0  LMNDM001
Coreopsis giganteaGiant coreopsis, Sea DahliaPerennial2.5 10-11 MLMNDM001
Coreopsis roseaPink tickseedPerennial0.6 4-9 FLMSNDMWe003
Coreopsis tinctoria atkinsonianaCoreopsisAnnual0.6 -  LMNDM112
Coreopsis verticillataWhorled tickseedPerennial1.0 3-9 FLMNDM113

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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