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Coreopsis tinctorial: Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Goldenwave, Calliopsis Asteraceae (Aster Family) Native to: North America
Duration: Though considered an annual, it may bloom two to three years before dying.
Size Class: 1-3 ft. Bloom Color: Yellow, Brown
Water Use: High Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade Soil Description: Prefers moist, sandy soil. Conditions Comments:Coreopsis tinctoria produces showy masses of red-highlighted yellow flowers. It does well in wildflower meadows and predominates in wet years.
Wildlife: Nectar-Bees Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects, Seeds-Granivorous birds Medicinal: Amerindians used root tea for diarrhea and as an emetic. Dried tops in a tea to strengthen blood. Boiled plant to make a drink for internal pains and bleeding. Was used for a source of yellow and red dyes. Deer Resistance: High
Propagation Material: Clump Division, Seeds Description: Seeds may be sown outside in late fall or the following spring without any cold treatment. Seedlings grow rapidly. This plant can be increased by separating outer rosettes from the clump in the fall.
Collected by Maureen Loomer (from her garden). Reference: wildflower.org