Tickseed
Coreopsis leavenworthii

tickseed

This is our state wildflower and is abundant along moist, sunny roadsides in the spring and early summer.  Just get a few started along the edge of your swale and spread the seeds by hand as they ripen for an even better turnout the next spring.

You can start new ones from seed at any time in trays and plant them in your garden for an off season splash of color.

Mix with Prairie Iris, Yellow Canna, Duck Potato, or just plant above the water¬† line of a lake where the soil stays moist yet won’t flood and kill them.