Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Coreopsis||From the Greek koris, “a bug,” and -opsis, indicating a resemblance, therefore meaning bug-like, referring to the achenes which look like ticks|
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Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 May 2010.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)
Range: Zones 7-11:
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