Coreopsis rosea
rose coreopsis, pink tickseed

Coreopsis rosea
Coreopsis rosea
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Coreopsis rosea Nutt.  
Common name: rose coreopsis, pink tickseed
Group: dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 1 - 2'
Foliage: leaves opposite, 2-8 cm long, simple or occastionally 2-3 parted
Flower: Daisy like deep rose to white rays with yellow disks, up to 2.5 cm wide
Flowering time: flowers early July to early September; fruits are wingless, flat, elliptic-oblong achenes, appr. 2 mm.
Habitat: low, open, wet, sandy ground or shallow water of swamps, peaty depressions
Range in New Jersey: scattered through the coastal plain, mostly in the Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: S2, LP, HL
Distribution: Coreopsis rosea
Misc. Coris, Greek, a bug, and opsis, appearance, from the form of the achene; rosea, rose-colored.Commerical cultivars are used in gardens.