Lance-Leaved Coreopsis

Lance-Leaved CoreopsisThis large family (Asteraceae), commonly called the Aster Family, consists of 1,314 genera and 21,000 species of herbs, shrubs, climbers and a few trees is found chiefly in temperate and subtropical regions.  The plants are of value to man as ornamentals; a few are insecticides and fish poisons. The common name “Coreopsis” is Latin for “having beautiful eyes”, and describes the flowers reddish central disk. The species name, lanceolate, refers to the shape of the leaves. In the past the Coreopsis was used to prepare dyes and today is used as an ornamental.

OtherCommonName:

Lady’s Breast Pin, Old Maid’s Breast Pin

ScientificName:

Coreopsis lanceolata

Community:

Edge

PlantStatus:

Native

LifeSpan:

Perennial

PlantHeight:

8 to 32 inches

FruitingTime:

Late June to August

Distribution:

Lake Superior to Florida ~ Statewide in New Jersey

FloweringTime:

Late May to mid June

IdentifyingCharacteristics:

Branching stems, leafy below ~ Yellow flowers, to 1 inch in diameter ~ Leaves elongated, linear or lance shaped, hairless