This section is from the book "The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed", by William Curtis. Also available from Amazon: The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, Volume I.
Coreopsis Verticillata. Whorled Coreopsis.
Syngenesia Polygamia Frustranea.
Receptaculum paleaceum. Pappus bicornis. Calyx erectus, polyphyllus, basi radiis patentibus cinctus.
COREOPSIS verticillata foliis decomposito-linearibus. Linn. Syst. Veg. ed. 14. Murr. p. 782.
COREOPSIS foliis verticillatis linearibus multifidis. Gronov. Fl. Virgin. p. 131.
DELPHINII vel mei foliis planta ad nodos positis caule singulari. Clayt. n. 308.
The Coreopsis verticillata is a hardy, perennial, herbaceous plant, a native of North-America; producing its blossoms, which are uncommonly shewy, from July to October, and is readily propagated by parting its roots in Autumn.
It grows to a great height, and is therefore rather adapted to the shrubbery than the flower-garden.
Clayton remarks, that the petals, though of a yellow colour, are used by the inhabitants to dye cloth red.