Lanceleaf Tickseed – 7/12/20
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/12/20
Observation Time: 6:55 p.m.
Observation Location: along Gavins Pond Road
Common Name: Lanceleaf Tickseed
Scientific Name: Coreopsis lanceolata
Comments: This native perennial wildflower thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. It is tolerant of heat, humidity and drought.
Lanceleaf tickseed features solitary, yellow, daisy-like flowers (1-2″ diameter) with eight yellow rays (toothed at the tips) and flat yellow center disks. Flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems from spring to early summer. Narrow, hairy, lance-shaped leaves (2-6″ long) appear primarily near the base of the plant.