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(kōrēŏp`sĭs), or


names for species of Coreopsis, a chiefly North American genus of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). They are easily cultivated annuals or perennials with daisylike heads of flowers in various colors—commonly yellow or variegated. Garden kinds are sometimes called calliopsis. Coreopsis is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.



(tickseed), a genus of plants of the family Compositae. They are annual or perennial grasses; less often they are subshrubs or shrubs. The leaves are entire or dissected. The inflorescence is a head, usually with infertile ligulate flowers and bisexual tubular disk-flowers. The achenes have poorly developed awns or are awnless. There are approximately 120 species, distributed primarily in America; less frequently they are found in tropical Africa and on the Hawaiian Islands. Several species are used as ornamentals, including the annuals Coreopsis tinetoria and golden wave (C. basalts, or C. drummondii ) and the perennial C. grandiflora. The forms and varieties of C. tinctoria and golden wave are distinguished by their height (15–100 cm) and by the color of the ligulate flowers (yellow, dark red, reddish brown, or bicolor). C. grandiflora is cultivated particularly for cutflowers.


symbol of cheerfulness because of its bright yellow flowers. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 371]
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We planted cosmos, larkspur, cleome, yarrow, daisies, dame's rocket, poppies, coreopsis and blanket flowers.
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To create a sizzling hot border, blend the red hot pokers of kniphofia with the bold round crimson of monarda Party Girl, interspersed with bold clumps of yellow daisy-like coreopsis Walcoreop.
Release them in the evening when they're less active, and lure them to stick around by having favorites like coreopsis, dill, and fennel in the garden.
In early to mid-summer, there's a whole range of hot oranges to choose from - California poppies, such as 'Apricot Chiffon', and zingy orange begonias, zinnias, coreopsis and calendulas.