Exploring Nature’s Gifts!

Freda Savahl
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Published in
2 min readJun 6, 2024

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Unveiling the Surprising Wild Beauty in My Yard.

Author’s Photo. Plains Coreopsis/Golden, garden tickseed.

Author’s photo:

The plant in the above photo grows in my yard.

Showy flowers:

This stunning, naturally growing plant with vibrant, eye-catching flowers flourishes in a wide range of soil types.

The plant is resistant to drought and has several names, including:

  • Plains coreopsis- genus of flowering plants.
  • Garden tickseed.
  • Golden tickseed.
  • Calliopsis.
  • Coreopsis tinctoria.

Where does it grow?

The species is prevalent in Canada, northeastern Mexico, the Great Plains, and the Southern United States.

The appealing plant is cultivated and naturalized in China. It flourishes on roadsides and cultivated fields, preferring full sun to partial shade. Although it is an annual, the plant behaves more like a biennial, growing larger and blooming more in the second year.

The plant is Florida’s State wildflower.

Uses:

The coreopsis is cultivated as an ornamental plant to add beauty to gardens and natural landscapes.

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Freda Savahl
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Retired Nurse Practitioner WHC /Contract Provider Deployment Military Services. US Citizen. Immigrant from South Africa 1978.