Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Star Tickseed
Coreopsis pubescens
Family: Asteraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S2S3

Open woods, dry slopes and cliffs and back-edge of boulder-cobble bars near riverbank.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Mid June to mid September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This species of tickseed has opposite petioled leaves that are distributed along the stem. The leaves are simple (not divided) with a couple distinct basal lobes. Stolons are absent in this species.

Disturbance of surrounding areas such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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