Plains Coreopsis

Plains Coreopsis are commonly found on roadsides throughout the state.

Plains Coreopsis are commonly found on roadsides throughout the state.

Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) is known for its beauty and commonly planted in prairies and meadows and along roadsides. Plains Coreopsis boasts beautiful yellow flowers with a flashy red-brown center. Plains Coreopsis are a favorite of butterflies. Other common names for the flower include Calliopsis or Golden Tickseed.

When It Blooms: Summer.

Where You’ll Find It: It’s found statewide, especially in areas with well drained soil. They prefer sun but can survive in the shade.

Did You Know? Mississippi designated Coreopsis its state flower in 1992, but it’s actually a group of 35 flowers, including Plains Coreopsis.

Additional Resources:

  • Plains Coreopsis: post on Bluebonnet Love’s website.
  • Calliopsis: technical note by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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