Lance-leaf Tickseed, Sand Coreopsis and Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Lance-leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous short-lived perennial that has yellow flowers that bloom from April to June. Here at McMullen House we have had them flower during the entire growing season. This plant can grow up to 3 feet high. The NC Extension Gardener site states that this plant is resistant to deer, but some reviewers on the Dave’s Garden have stated that deer will east this plant. Deer browsing has not been noticed on this plant at McMullen House.
Lance-leaf coreopsis grows in open areas including grasslands and meadows and can tolerate full sun to shade. It is found throughout North America except for the most northern parts and some states in the west.
The genus name of this plant refers to resemblance of the seeds to ticks or bugs (MO Botanical Garden).