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Plant extract (ref C01)

Scientific name: Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt.
French name: Coréopsis des teinturiers
English name: Coreopsis or Dye-Flower or Tick-seed
Botanic origin: central and north America
Crop production: Poitou-Charentes – France
Parts of plant used: Flowering stems


N° CAS : [999999-99-4]
N° EINECS / EC : 310-127-6
Nom INCI : Coreopsis tinctoria flower/leaf/stem extract

Documents available

  • Analysis report
  • Technical specifications
  • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Raw material information data sheet

Historical importance

Coreopsis is not well recorded but is probably one of the sources of yellow to orange dyes of pre-Columbian civilization from central and South America. The Cherokees and Apaches used Coreopsis as source of red dye.


The flavonoids in Coreopsis are a mixture of chalcones and aurones (also called pigments antochlors) whose structures are known only since the mid-20th century.

Crop production – Manufacturing

We grow Coreopsis tinctoria in Poitou-Charentes (France). It is an annual herbaceous plant with yellow and red flowers of Asteraceae family. Harvesting is done in summer mowing. Flowering stems are dried and finely crushed prior to extraction.

We manufacture Coreopsis extract in France

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