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cor·e·op·sis

 (kôr′ē-ŏp′sĭs, kŏr-)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Coreopsis in the composite family, chiefly of North America, having showy radiate flower heads with yellow or, rarely, purplish flowers. Also called tickseed.

[New Latin Coreopsis, genus name : Greek koris, bedbug; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -opsis.]

coreopsis

(ˌkɒrɪˈɒpsɪs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Coreopsis, of America and tropical Africa, cultivated for their yellow, brown, or yellow-and-red daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: calliopsis Compare caryopsis
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek koris bedbug + -opsis; so called from the appearance of the seed]

co•re•op•sis

(ˌkɔr iˈɒp sɪs, ˌkoʊr-)

n., pl. -op•sis.
any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including varieties with ray flowers of yellow, brown, or yellow and red.
[1745–55; < New Latin, =kore-, taken as s. of Greek kóris bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coreopsis - any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periodscoreopsis - any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America
genus Coreopsis - genus of American plants widely cultivated for their flowers
Coreopsis gigantea, giant coreopsis - large treelike shrub having feathery leaves and clusters of large yellow flower heads; coastal southern California
Coreopsis maritima, sea dahlia - stout herb with flowers one to a stalk; ornamental developed from a Mexican wildflower
calliopsis, Coreopsis tinctoria - North American annual widely cultivated for its yellow flowers with purple-red to brownish centers; in some classifications placed in a subgenus Calliopsis
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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In 1991, coreopsis was designated as the state wildflower of Mississippi.
Simply sprinkle seeds among drifts of ornamental grasses, lupins, coreopsis, rudbeckia and cornflowers.
We're pleased to offer a colourful and exciting collection of perpetual flowering Coreopsis "Big Bang", producing an abundance of daisy-like flowers in six contrasting colours.
Some of the animals described in the song include the dolphin, the white-tailed deer, a Mockingbird in a magnolia tree, a mother black bass and her children four, a mother wood duck and five ducklings, a swallowtail family in the coreopsis, an alligator family in the swampland, a catfish family in a pond, a red fox family in a forest of pine, and a hive of honeybees.
Its entire 34-man crew surrendered to Royal Navy ship HMS Coreopsis in April 1918 before the submarine was scuttled.
Clyde-built HMS Coreopsis sank UB85 and captured her crew on April 30, 1918.
Add summer color that will bloom into fall with nursery starts of asters, blanket flowers, chrysanthemums, coreopsis, and rudbeckia.
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During the course of summer, the yellow daisy clan takes over, with coreopsis, rudbeckias and sunflowers with coreopsis, rudbeckias and sunflowers in the front ranks supplemented by dahlias, helianthemums and anthemis.
During the course of summer, the yellow daisy clan takes over, with coreopsis, rudbeckias and sunflowers in the front ranks supplemented by dahlias, helianthemums and anthemis.
what with the coreopsis & the butterweed & the pollen baskets
They look great combined with heleniums, coreopsis and red hot pokers, or with silver foliage plants.