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This cheery, multi-branched annual of the prairies blooms up to 3 years and is perfect for sunny, dry areas. The two-toned flower petals are bright yellow at the ends and deep red towards the center. The central disk is reddish purple. It grows 2 to 3 feet tall and almost as wide, and it reseeds in open areas with bare soil that has been disturbed.

 

Plant Characteristics:

Grows 2-3' tall and 1-3' wide.

Prefers full sun and tolerates light shade.

Grows best in moist, well-drained soils. Adapts to many soil types. Does not tolerate very dry sites. 

Flowers bloom late summer to fall. 

 

Wildlife Value:

Host plant for 6 species of Lepidoptera larvae, including wavy-lined emerald, sunflower moth, and one specialist moth. Several hummingbird species feed on the nectar, along with many other types of pollinators. Birds eat the seeds.

 

Resources:

USDA Plant Database

National Wildlife Federation: https://nativeplantfinder.nwf.org/Plants/859

 

Coreopsis, Plains, Coreopsis tinctoria

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