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Coreopsis auriculata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, poor, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 4"-24"

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June

Bloom Color: yellow, orange

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Flowers of Coreopsis auriculata (lobed tickseed)
  • Flowers of Coreopsis auriculata (lobed tickseed)
  • Flowers of Coreopsis auriculata (lobed tickseed)
  • Flowers of Coreopsis auriculata (lobed tickseed)
  • Flowers of Coreopsis auriculata (lobed tickseed)

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Coreopsis auriculata

Also known as:

lobed tickseed




dwarf tickseed


early coreopsis


eared coreopsis

Scientific Synonyms:


Lobed tickseed is one of the more compact species of the Coreopsis genus, seldom growing taller than 24". It has oval or lance-shaped, hairy leaves. Daisy-like, yellow to orange flowers bloom singly atop slightly arching stems.


Coreopsis auriculata grows in open woods, thickets and on roadsides. In the garden, it prefers full sun and dry soil.This species adapts well to poor, stony soils and will tolerate some lime. It readily spreads by stolons or runners, forming dense colonies. It may bloom as early as March, with occasional new flowers appearing from June until frost. Zones 6-8


Lobed tickseed may be easily propagated by division in spring or fall. It is also easy to propagate from seed in spring or fall. Collected seeds do not require treatment before sowing.

Additional Notes

The seeds have tiny hairs that tend to attach themselves to fur or clothing when brushed, hence the common name tickseed. Leafy basal rosettes may persist through early winter.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:


Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Coreopsis tickseed
Species Coreopsis auriculata lobed tickseed