Coreopsis wrightii

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Coreopsis wrightii (A.Gray) H.M.Parker

Asteraceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: tripinnate

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Coreopsis wrightii belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Coreopsis wrightii was already described and the name validly published by Asa Gray. It was H.M. Parker, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1975.

Taxonomy

Coreopsis wrightii is a species in the genus Coreopsis which contains approximately 101 to 137 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Coreopsis lanceolata.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 20 to 50 centimetres.

Leaves

Coreopsis wrightii has tripinnate leaves that are opposite. The linear leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Coreopsis wrightii produces cymes of yellow many-stellate flowers.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Coreopsis wrightii is native to the southern Prairie States of the US.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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