Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Golden-mane Tickseed - Coreopsis basalis   (A. Dietrich) Blake
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Author(A. Dietrich) Blake
DistributionMostly in the southern Coastal Plain and Sandhills; also the Outer Banks of Dare and Carteret counties. First collected in 1949 in Brunswick County.

Native of the southern U.S. west of the Mississippi River in LA-TX-OK-AR; cultivated and escaped elsewhere.
AbundanceUncommon to infrequent in the southern Coastal Plain and Sandhills; rare on the Outer Banks.
HabitatRoadsides, railroad margins, fields, waste ground, maritime waterfront.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-July.
IdentificationGolden-mane Tickseed is showy, with its bright golden-yellow rays that are dark red basally. The plant grows to about 2 feet tall with long flowering branches, topped by a single large flower. The lower leaves are divided into 3-5 elliptical or ovate segments. The native Coreopsis species lack the dark red at the base of the rays.
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Other Common Name(s)Texas Tickseed, Texas Coreopsis
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