Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Lobed Tickseed - Coreopsis auriculata   L.
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AuthorL.
DistributionPiedmont, low Mountains, and a few places on the Coastal Plain with Piedmont-like affinities, such as along the Cape Fear River.

VA to KY, south to FL and LA.
AbundanceFairly common in the Piedmont; locally uncommon in rich soil in the Coastal Plain (mainly along brownwater rivers), and rare in the southern/lower Mountains.
HabitatMesic to moist hardwoods and mixed pine-hardwood forests, often on slopes or at bases of slopes. Soils are rather nutrient-rich.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-June.
IdentificationAs its common name suggests, Lobed Tickseed has 1-2 lobes on most leaves (some are simple). As in most tickseeds, the flower heads are raised well above the leaves; they have a dark orange-yellow disk and golden-yellow rays.
Taxonomic CommentsNone

For excellent drawings of all species (except those recently described) and range maps (although now out-of-date), see the monograph by Smith (1976).
Other Common Name(s)Mouse-ear Coreopsis
State RankS4
Global RankG5
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