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Coreopsis calliopsidea - (DC.)Gray.

Common Name Leafstem tickseed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry open gravelly ground, 150 - 1000 metres in California[71].
Range South-western N. America.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Coreopsis calliopsidea Leafstem tickseed


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Coreopsis calliopsidea Leafstem tickseed
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Coreopsis calliopsidea is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from September 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Leptosyne calliopsidea.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Dye

An orange to red/orange dye is obtained from the flowers and stems[168].

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a fertile well-drained moisture retentive medium soil[111, 200]. Requires a sunny position[111, 200]. Established plants are drought resistant[1]. A good bee plant[200].

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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.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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