Thursday, 10 January 2013

COREOPSIS

Coreopsis (common names include tickseed and calliopsis) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They range from 46–120 cm in height. The flat fruits are small and dry and look like bugs. Many of its 35 to 114 species are cultivated. 28 species are native to North America and the others come from Central and South America. The flowers are usually yellow with a toothed tip. They have showy flower heads with involucral bracts in two distinct series of eight each, the outer being commonly connate at the base. The name Coreopsis is derived from the Greek words κορις (koris), meaning "bedbug," and ὄψις (opsis), meaning "view," referring to the shape of the achene. The cultivar illustrated here is Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.



4 comments:

  1. Nick! These photos are grand. Wonderful work.

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  2. Great captures - especially of the beetle/bug!

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  3. Wonderful pictures!!
    Can't wait until my flowers bloom in our garden again.

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