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Plains Coreopsis
Coreopsis tinctoria

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About Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
Height: Up to 2 ft.
Flower Color: Bright yellow with mahogany red centers. Rarely, pure dark red.
Plant Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid and late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Plains Coreopsis's native range?
  Indigenous To:
Where Plains Coreopsis is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown in all regions.
  Zones: 3-10
How to grow Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
  Moisture Requirements: Average to Dry

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One of North America's best-loved annuals, Plains Coreopsis is also one of the easiest to grow. Plant spring or fall, and you'll soon see thin thread-like plants with shiny green stems and very small leaves. Once the seedlings are about 12" tall or so, perfectly round, brown-colored buds will appear, and soon you'll have the beautiful sprays of small butter yellow flowers with dark red centers. This species is great for cutting, each stem adding a whole flush of small flowers to any arrangement, but don't cut them all. Plains coreopsis is perhaps the very best native annual for reseeding. Which means even though the plants may die with frost, others will probably sprout in their places next spring. A great species, the official state wildflower of Florida.

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