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Plains Coreopsis


Synonyms: Tickseed | Calliopsis tinctoria A slender annual, produces masses of flowers, ranging in color from deep red and bronze to bright yellow with red centers. Dwarf varieties grow 12-18 inches tall. Found across Minnesota and British Columbia, south to Louisiana and New Mexico; common garden escape elsewhere; seasonally damp, disturbed sites, especially roadside ditches and low, sandy ground. Best in full to partial sun, dry to moist, well-drained soils; attracts seedeaters.