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Leafy Stemmed Coreopsis
Leptosyne calliopsidea
  
About Leafy Stemmed Coreopsis (Leptosyne calliopsidea) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Coreopsis calliopsidea is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name leafstem tickseed. It is endemic to California where it grows in some of the southern coastal mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert. This is an annual herb producing one or more stems with erect flower clusters growing up to about 40 centimeters tall, or sometimes taller. The slighly fleshy leaves are located mainly around the base of the stem, each divided into several narrow lobes. The flower cluster bears a single flower head with a bell-shaped involucre of triangular phyllaries. The head has a center of up to 50 tiny yellow disc florets and a fringe of usually 8 bright yellow ray florets each up to 3.5 centimeters long. The fruit is an achene. The fruit of the ray floret is oval and hairless and lacks a pappus; that of the disc floret is more slender, shiny, lined with hairs, and tipped with a pappus of scales.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb, Succulent

Size
Size
0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Description
Soil Description
Soil PH: 6.8 - 8.4

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Deserts, dry grassy places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 4.1" - 24.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 0.98", Coldest Month: 41.4" - 52.1", Hottest Month: 67.8" - 80.4", Humidity: 1.26" - 33.80", Elevation: 43" - 4391"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Coreopsis calliopsidea
Common Names: Leafstem Tickseed


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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