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 (kôr′ē-ŏp′sĭs, kŏr-)
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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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Shrubs, magnolia, coreopsis, snowdrops, tulips, pulmonaria, rhododendrons are some of the plants on show - with perennials up for sale at the Rocester site.
In my little library, I have Scotch Marigold (Calendula), Star of the Veldt (Dimorphotheca), Tickweed (Coreopsis), Annual Borage (Echium), Californian Poppy (Eschscholtzia), Love in a Mist (Nigella), Phacelia, and Gilia to name but a few.
Other candidates are Yarrow, Nepeta, Astrantia, Coreopsis and Rudbeckia.
The fruits of peppers, in eye-catching shades red, yellow or purple, are pretty when planted with sun-loving perennials like coreopsis Zagreb and salvia Marcus.
It was growing as a companion with lance-leaved coreopsis and created quite the floral partnership.
Coreopsis tinctoria appears able to use spatial gaps to overcome some of the negative effects of interspecific competition (Elliott and Van Auken, 2014).
Some of the best butterfly blooms are flat daisy-like flowers, such as coreopsis, which act as a landing pad.
Clarkia, delphinium, iris, and Oriental poppies will soon wilt, so choose varieties that flower all summer, such as agastache, coreopsis, gaillardia, marigold, rudbeckia, and many types of salvia.
Larger wasps appreciate the comfortable footing provided by coreopsis, cosmos, and other daisy-shaped flowers.
In 1991, coreopsis was designated as the state wildflower of Mississippi.
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.