Coreopsis tinctoria

Plains coreopsis

  • Height:   1 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   1,200,000
  • 2817
  • 2818
  • 2819

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Coreopsis tinctoria

Common Name:Calliopsis

Coreopsis tinctoria, a angiosperm, is a annual herb that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):escaped cultivar,, introduced plant which is becoming naturalized,

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, El Dorado, Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Merced, Mono, Napa, Orange, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Shasta, Stanislaus, Tulare

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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