COREOPSIS tinctoria Plains Coreopsis is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to North America and is found in a variety of habitats, including prairies, meadows, and roadsides. The mixture of the yellow and brown flower is well-known among gardening enthusiasts.
Plains Coreopsis typically grows to a height of 30-60 cm and has slender stems that bear bright yellow, orange, and red flowers with a distinct dark red or maroon center. The blooms are daisy-like and are around 3-4 cm in diameter. The plant blooms profusely throughout the summer and into the early fall. The foliage is feathery and green and grows to about 5-10 cm in length.
Plains Coreopsis 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. It is also used in traditional medicine for its diuretic and expectorant properties.
In addition to its ornamental and medicinal value, Plains Coreopsis has ecological value as a source of nectar for pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. The plant is also used as a food source by some native wildlife species, including birds and small mammals.
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Scientific Name: Coreopsis Tinctoria
Common Name: Plains Coreopsis
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: United States
Zones: 2 to 11
Full Growth Height: 2-4 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Flower Color: Yellow, Reddish Brown Center
Flower: Cut Flower, Showy
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Chalk, Sand, Loam, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Cottage Gardens, Naturalized Areas, Borders