50 Natives: Nebraska: Coreopsis (varieties) – Tickseed

Have you heard this joke….Why is it so windy in Wyoming?…because Nebraska s**ks….(I am from CO – I can’t help myself – please Nebraskans, try to understand 😉 )….but really, there are redeeming qualities…the flatness can be beautiful and if you catch yourself driving along the highway and come across a field of wildflowers in the early morning light…it can take your breath away.

When I think of Mid-western prairies I think of tick seed (even though some varieties are native to nearly the whole of the USA). Such a happy little flower (do I sound like Bob Ross now?) that will perform for you even if you don’t deserve it.  That is to say – use it and abuse it…it will happily flower away in poor dry soils. Gotta love that.

All about native plant Tickseed - coreopsis

1. coreopsis tinctoria, 2. IMG_2034web, 3. my mom’s tickseed, 4. tickseed, 5. Coreopsis (aka Tickseed), 6. A Late Summers’ Day, 7. foggy eve, with flowers, 8. Tickseed Sunflower, 9. Lance-leaf tickseed, Lance-leaved coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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