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Coreopsis leavenworthii

Coreopsis leavenworthii Torr. & A. Gray

Coreopsis angustata Greene

Coreopsis lewtonii Small

Coreopsis leavenworthii Torr. & A. Gray var. curtissii Sherff

Coreopsis leavenworthii Torr. & A. Gray var. garberi A. Gray

Coreopsis leavenworthii Torr. & A. Gray var. lewtonii (Small) Sherff

Leavenworth’s Tickseed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCoreopsisFrom the Greek koris, “a bug,” and -opsis, indicating a resemblance, therefore meaning bug-like, referring to the achenes which look like ticks
SpeciesleavenworthiiAfter amateur botanist, explorer and surgeon Dr. Melines Conklin Leavenworth (1796-1862) a graduate of Yale and plant collector for whom John Torrey named the genus Leavenworthia. This is not the individual who founded Fort Leavenworth. That was Col. Henry Leavenworth

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Coreopsis leavenworthii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Coreopsis leavenworthii (Leavenworth’s Tickseed)

4/14/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.5 cm)

Coreopsis leavenworthii (Leavenworth’s Tickseed)

4/14/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

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