Coreopsis Verticillata. Whorled Coreopsis.

Class and Order:

Syngenesia Polygamia Frustranea.

Generic Character:

Receptaculum paleaceum. Pappus bicornis. Calyx erectus, polyphyllus, basi radiis patentibus cinctus.

Specific Character and Synonyms:

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.

156 Coreopsis Verticillata Whorled Coreopsis
No. 156.

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.