Etymology: Coreopsis: from Greek koris, "a bug," and -opsis, indicating a resemblance, therefore meaning bug-like, referring to the achenes which look like ticks
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb; from rhizomes
Leaves: stalkless, divided into 3 deep lobes above the base, lobes linear with the center one sometimes lobed again
Flowers: head 1 1/2"- 2 1/2" wide, yellow rays 1/2"-1" long and mostly with un-notched tips, disk 1/3"-1/2" wide; inflorescence with one to a few heads on short stalks; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed with narrow wings and no fluffy pappus
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native