Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Tall Tickseed - Coreopsis tripteris   L.
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AuthorL.
DistributionMountains, Piedmont, and adjacent northern Coastal Plain; sparingly east to Onslow County along the coast. This species is in the horticultural trade, so it is possible that some records are not truly natural.

MA to southern Ont. and WI, south to northern FL and TX.
AbundanceFairly common to common in the southern Mountains. Uncommon to infrequent in the Piedmont, but oddly scarce in the northern Mountains. Uncommon in the northwestern Coastal Plain.
HabitatMoist bottomlands and floodplain forests, riverside scour zones, mesophytic forests, wooded borders, powerline clearings, and other sites in mesic to moist soil; it favors circumneutral soil.
See also Habitat Account for Rich Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July - early September.
IdentificationTall Tickseed is just that: 4-7 feet tall, and reportedly up to 9 feet. The paired leaves are numerous and resemble those of Greater Tickseed (each divided into 3 segments), but with obvious leafstalks. The heads have about 8 yellow rays, the disks brown.
Taxonomic CommentsNone

Other Common Name(s)Tall Coreopsis
State RankS3? [S4]
Global RankG5
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