Wild About Texas

Wildflowers

Giant Coreopsis

Scientific Name: Coreopsis gigantea

Common Names: Giant Coreopsis

Description

Woody shrub with a fleshy trunk native to California. Leaves are feathery and clustered at the ends of branches. Bright yellow blooms have coursely toothed petals and are surrounded by deep-green bracts.

Prefers well drained sands.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Bloom Width: 3 in.

Plant Height: to 8 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: March to May

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Growth Habit: Subshrub,Shrub,Forb/herb

Sightings: see coments--mostly north of Houston , N. of Johnson City, turn left on FM 1323