Plains Coreopsis
(Coreopsis tictoria)

The Plains Coreopsis starts to bloom in June and continues on through September.  You can see large stands of this plant in the prairie area along Gregory Boulevard. 

  • If you walk through a field where coreopsis has gone to seed, you will understand why the plant is also called tick-seed.
  • Native Americans used tea made from coreopsis roots for diarrhea and to treat internal pains and bleeding.
  • The flowers were boiled to make red and yellow dyes.
  • Bees and butterflies love the nectar and birds feast on the seeds.

Updated, December, 2016