Coreopsis pubescens


Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 2: 441. 1823.

Synonyms: Coreopsis pubescens var. debilis (Sherff) E. B. Smith Coreopsis pubescens var. robusta A. Gray ex Eames
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 195. Mentioned on page 193, 194.

Perennials, 20–70(–90+) cm. Aerial nodes proximal to first peduncle usually (5–)6–12+, distalmost 1–3 internodes 4–6(–10+) cm. Leaves: mostly cauline on proximal 2/3–7/8 of plant heights; petioles 2–10(–25+) mm; blades usually simple, rarely with 1–2(–3+) lateral lobes, simple blades or terminal lobes lance-elliptic to oblanceolate or lanceolate, 15–60(–80) × 2–25(–35) mm. Peduncles (7–)12–15+ cm. Calyculi of lanceolate to lance-linear bractlets 3–7 mm. Phyllaries lance-ovate to lanceolate, 5–8+ mm. Ray laminae yellow, 12–15+ mm. Disc corollas 4.6–5.4 mm, apices yellow. Cypselae 2.5–3 mm, wings ± spreading, ± chartaceous, entire. 2n = 26 (+ 0–2B).

Phenology: Flowering (Apr–)Jun–Aug(–Sep).
Habitat: Sandy soils, granite outcrops, open pine-oak woods, ditches and roadsides, other disturbed sites
Elevation: 30–1000+ m



Ala., Ark., Conn., Fla., Ga., Ill., Kans., Ky., La., Mass., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.


Bushy to wiry, nearly glabrous plants with leaf blades mostly simple, mostly oblanceolate, and 2–15+ mm wide and with relatively small heads, florets, and fruits from coastal Mississippi and included here in Coreopsis pubescens may merit recognition as C. debilis Sherff or C. pubescens var. debilis.

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Lower Taxa

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30–1000+ m +
Sandy soils, granite outcrops, open pine-oak woods, ditches and roadsides, other disturbed sites +
Flowering (Apr–)Jun–Aug(–Sep). +
Sketch Bot. S. Carolina +
Coreopsis pubescens var. debilis +  and Coreopsis pubescens var. robusta +
Coreopsis pubescens +
Coreopsis sect. Coreopsis +
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