Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Largeflower Tickseed - Coreopsis grandiflora var. harveyana   (A. Gray) Sherff
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Author(A. Gray) Sherff
DistributionVerified from Caswell and Wilson counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Discovered in 2021 in the Sandhills of Moore County. Both old specimens were collected in 1958 and annotated to this variety by E.B. Smith in 1966.

Native of the Midwest; adventive or planted and escaped east of the Mississippi River.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadsides. The 2021 population is on the Sandhills Game Land (Block Y), adjacent to a wildlife food plot, which may have been the seed source.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late May-late June.
IdentificationVariety harveyana differs from var. grandiflora mainly by having narrower leaf segments on the midstem leaves (maximum of 1.5 mm wide vs. 2-6+ mm wide in the native variety).
Taxonomic CommentsFor excellent drawings of all species (except those recently described) and range maps (although now out-of-date), see the monograph by Smith (1976).
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Global RankG5T4
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