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Illinois Native Plant Guide - Tall Coreopsis - Pages 66-67

Illinois Native Plant Guide

Tall Coreopsis
Coreopsis tripteris

Preferred Water Depth and Inundation Tolerance

Wet and mesic prairie and savanna species. Survives 1 inch inundation for short periods.

Wildlife Value

Serves as a good nectar source. Attracts butterflies.


Used for upland slope buffer stabilization.

Availability, Establishment, and Maintenance

  • Readily available from vendors.
  • No pretreatment is needed for seeds.
  • Establishes readily and spreads quickly from seed.
  • In some cases, can be aggressive.

Tall Coreopsis
Coreopsis tripteris

Mature Height
3-10 feetTall Coreopsis

Plant Type
Perennial herb

Indicator Status

Not available

Nutrient Load Tolerance

Salt Tolerance
Not available

Siltation Tolerance

Flowering Color and Time
July to October

Light Preference
Partial to full sun

Seeding Rate
Not available

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