Perennials forum: Are Cosmos and Coreopsis the same flower?

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Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
May 31, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Saw these in the back field today and was wondering if they are yellow Cosmos or Coreopsis?
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Name: Sandy
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May 31, 2016 3:20 PM CST
I don't know for sure, I am sure someone else will come around shortly and let you know.

Name: Elaine
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May 31, 2016 4:10 PM CST
You might be able to tell the diff by the leaves, Marie. But my bet is they are Coreopsis. Some "thread leaf" type Coreopsis do have foliage similar to Cosmos though.

No, they are not the same flower, although they might be related. They sure do look similar don't they!


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Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
May 31, 2016 4:24 PM CST
Thanks Elaine! I will take some pics of the leaves tomorrow and post them. Thumbs up

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