coreopsis

noun
co·​re·​op·​sis | \ ˌkȯr-ē-ˈäp-səs How to pronounce coreopsis (audio) \
plural coreopsis

Definition of coreopsis

: any of a genus (Coreopsis) of widely cultivated composite herbs with showy often yellow flower heads and pinnately lobed or dissected leaves

Examples of coreopsis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use seed varieties like coreopsis, poppies, bluebonnets, bee balm, phlox, blue curl, Salvia coccinea, sunflower and other selections that are well adapted for the Central Texas area. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "The best living evergreen Christmas trees you can plant later in your San Antonio garden," 28 Nov. 2019 Other wildflowers to consider are poppies, coreopsis, beebalm, Indian blanket, prairie verbena, phlox, coneflower, evening primrose, rain lilies, annual sunflower, Indian paintbrush and Mexican hat. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Now is the time to spread wildflower seed in your San Antonio garden," 6 Sep. 2019 Lettuce, bachelor’s buttons, cosmos, coreopsis, calendula and scabiosa all have flower heads that bear seeds in tiny flowers. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "The joy of seed saving," 6 July 2018 In the spring, the vast fields of Florahome explode with the color of wildflowers, mostly the yellow coreopsis that’s Florida’s state wildflower, creating a breathtaking visual of natural Florida in bloom beneath massive Magnolia trees. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Putnam County: Flower power reigns in tiny town," 6 May 2018 Plant angelica, coreopsis, dill, fennel, and yarrow to attract them. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016 Angelica, coreopsis, cosmos, and sweet alyssum will bring lacewings to your garden. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016 Other perennials to set out include verbena, coreopsis, coneflower and astilbe. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Want summer veggies? Get to work | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018 Transplant petunias, marigolds and perennial flowers such as astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia and verbena. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Want summer veggies? Get to work | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of coreopsis

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coreopsis

New Latin, genus name, from Greek koris bedbug + New Latin -opsis; akin to Greek keirein to cut — more at shear

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The first known use of coreopsis was circa 1753

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25 Dec 2019

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“Coreopsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coreopsis. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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