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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.]


(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]


(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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Release them in the evening when they're less active, and lure them to stick around by having favorites like coreopsis, dill, and fennel in the garden.
In early to mid-summer, there's a whole range of hot oranges to choose from - California poppies, such as 'Apricot Chiffon', and zingy orange begonias, zinnias, coreopsis and calendulas.
Andy Garcka, Greenford, North West London: Try scabious (both knautia and scabiosa species), coreopsis, Anthemis tinctoria and cultivars of Geranium wallichianum.
A single pack of this mixed collection includes one plant each of Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise', Echinacea 'PowWow White', Monarda 'Bergamo', Helenium 'Helena Red Shades' and Verbena bonariensis.
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.
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.
Various plant mixtures were formulated for different areas of the park, but the ribbon of gold consisted of tickseed, cornflower, corn marigold, star of the veld, Californian poppy and Coreopsis.
A special perennial seed collection Scheepers offers includes blue flax linum, a columbine mixture, a heuchera (coral bells) mixture, coreopsis, Shasta daisies, hollyhocks and an Oriental silk poppy mixture.
Made of 100% recycled paper with wildflower seeds embedded in it, flowering gift wrap can be planted to grow a beautiful garden of corn poppy, red coreopsis, plain coreopsis, black-eyed Susan, and baby snapdragon.
In trials with potted rose, phlox, coreopsis, and pasque flower, the treatment killed or reduced the growth of annual bluegrass, common chickweed, creeping woodsorrel, and liverwort.
as a state on March 3, 1845 (27th State) Nickname - Sunshine State State flower - Orange blossom State animal - Florida panther State bird - Mockingbird State beverage - Orange juice State fruit - Orange State marine mammal - Manatee State reptile - American alligator State pie - Key lime pie State Stone - Agatized coral State Tree - Sabal palmetto palm State Butterfly - Zebra longwing State wildflower - Coreopsis or Tickseed