COREOPSIS nuecensis Crown Tickseed is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to North America, specifically in Texas and northern Mexico.
Crown Tickseed typically grows to a height of 30-60 cm and has slender stems that bear bright yellow flowers with a distinct dark center. The blooms are daisy-like and are around 2-3 cm in diameter. The plant blooms profusely throughout the summer and into the early fall. The foliage is green and grows to about 5-10 cm in length.
Crown Tickseed is a popular garden plant and is often used in wildflower gardens, meadows, and borders. It is easy to grow and maintain and tolerates a range of soils and growing conditions. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Tolerant to intense weather patterns, crown tickseed is used for pollinator conservation, beds, borders, and wildflower mixtures. A crown of any garden, the flower is the center of attention for butterflies, moths, honeybees, and birds. The beautiful chirping of little creatures will be your fate if you get your hands on it.
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Scientific Name: Coreopsis Nuecensis
Common Name: Crown Tickseed
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Texas, Louisiana
Full Growth Height: 12-36 inches
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer
Pollinator: Birds and Pollinators
Attracts: Birds, Bees
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower: Ray florets are yellow with red or purple flecks
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Well-drained, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline
Garden Uses: Prairies, Containers, Indoor Gardens