Coreopsis verticillata from Mary, SC

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Is this a relative of a sunflower of some type, grown in dry, sandy soil?

Hi Mary,

this is related to the sunflower, but is a different genus – it is Coreopsis verticillata, the threadleaf coreopsis, a very nice native wildflower found mostly in the sandhills in South Carolina – but also a favorite cultivated plant in gardens.  This is certainly the wild form, and one that is not too common in our state. Sunflower is the genus Helianthus.


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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