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Wildflowers: Photo Guide - List

Bigelow Coreopsis

Coreopsis bigelovii

wildflower, bigelow coreopsis
Ray flowers (apparent petals) have nearly square tips; grows 12" to 20" high.

Found in desert gravelly slopes, creosote bush scrub, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon-juniper woodland.

Up to 5000 ft.

Blooms March-May

Desert Habitat:
  • creosote bush scrub
  • pinyon-juniper woodland
  • Joshua tree woodland


    Coreopsis bigelovii (Gray) Hall
    Bigelow's Tickseed; Asteraceae

    Kawaiisu Food (Sweetener)
    Stems chewed for the sweet juice.
    Zigmond, Maurice L. 1981 Kawaiisu Ethnobotany. Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press (p. 21)

    Kawaiisu Food (Vegetable)
    Whole plant eaten fresh or cooked and fried in grease and salt.
    Zigmond, Maurice L. 1981 Kawaiisu Ethnobotany. Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press (p. 21)

    Kawaiisu (Vegetable)
    Raw, bruised leaves eaten boiled or with salt.
    Zigmond, Maurice L. 1981 Kawaiisu Ethnobotany. Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press (p. 21)

    Tubatulabal Food (Unspecified)
    Leaves used extensively for food.
    Voegelin, Ermine W. 1938 Tubatulabal Ethnography. Anthropological Records 2(1):1-84 (p. 15)


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