CPC Plant Profile: Broadleaf Tickseed
Search / Plant Profile / Coreopsis latifolia
Plant Profile

Broadleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis latifolia)

This shot is a closeup of the plant, showing yellow flowers. Photo Credit: Robert Sutter
  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: GA, NC, SC, TN, TVA
  • Nature Serve ID: 141346
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/25/1988

Broad-leaved tickseed is a slender, erect, perennial herb that grows in rich sandy-loams of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is found in and around the Black Mountains and along the Blue Ridge Escarpment from the Craggies to the South Carolina line with disjunct populations in Tennessee (Sutter 1989). The plant often grows to 1.5 meters in length and is essentially glabrous with long rhizomes. The inflorescence is a small corymb with yellow ray and disk flowers (Radford 1968). From August to September, yellow flowers develop that will produce 10-15 seeds per head. Many of this specie's populations now appear stable (Sutter 1989).

Participating Institutions
CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Coreopsis latifolia is a rare species known from the Blue Ridge Mountains, occurring in western North Carolina southward into South Carolina, northeastern Georgia and Tennessee. This composite is a species of rich, moist, deep, well-drained shaded sandy loams.

  • 01/01/2010

Habitat alteration Agriculture Some silvicultural practices Roadside maintenance and widening (Sutter 1989)

  • 01/01/2010

34 populations exist (Sutter 1989).

  • 01/01/2010


  • 01/01/2010

Many populations are large and extensive and appear stable and many are situated on public land afforded some protection.

  • 01/01/2010

Demography and monitoring of extant populations and searching for new populations. General biology and pollination ecology research.

  • 01/01/2010

Seed collection from all populations not represented in collection.


Be the first to post an update!

Taxon Coreopsis latifolia
Authority Michx.
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 1068
ITIS 37140
Common Names broad-leaved tickseed
Associated Scientific Names Coreopsis latifolia
Distribution Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee (Sutter 1989).
State Rank
State State Rank
Georgia S1
North Carolina S3
South Carolina S1
Tennessee S1S2
Tennessee Valley Authority S

Rich moist woods, along mountain streams, light gaps, and roadsides in the Southern Appalachian Mountains (Sutter 1989).

Ecological Relationships

Flowers from August-September, produces fruit from September-October. It outcrosses but is also self-compatible (Sutter 1989).

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

Donate to CPC to Save this Species

CPC secures rare plants for future generations by coordinating on-the-ground conservation and training the next generation of plant conservation professionals. Donate today to help save rare plants from extinction.

Donate Today