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Coreopsis californica

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Species Name: Coreopsis californica
Common Name: California Coreopsis

Showy, low growing annual with daisy-like flowers

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Late summer/Fall deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: March through May
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern San Joaquin Valley, southern Inner South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Desert and into northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Desert plains, washes, 45' to 1,800'

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