Coreopsis- Golden Wave Tickseed (Coreopsis Basalis) (Florida Native)

Coreopsis- Golden Wave Tickseed (Coreopsis Basalis) (Florida Native)

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Estimated Arrival: Between Apr 18 and Apr 23. * ETA for USA only

Native to the southern United States, this cheery, yellow wildflower will brighten any garden as an annual. This plant is also popular for butterfly gardens because it is showy, and it is a food source for pollinators.
This bright annual, also known as Dye Flower, was once used by Native Americans for making yellow and orange dyes. The common name "tickseed" comes from the resemblance of the seeds to that particular bug; the genus name Coreopsis, derived from the Greek "koris," makes a similar reference to bedbugs. Hardiness and love of dry soil make the flowers in this family especially valuable to citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991.


Native to the southern United States, this cheery, yellow wildflower will brighten any garden as an annual. This plant is also popular for butterfly gardens because it is showy, and it is a food source for pollinators.
This bright annual, also known as Dye Flower, was once used by Native Americans for making yellow and orange dyes. The common name "tickseed" comes from the resemblance of the seeds to that particular bug; the genus name Coreopsis, derived from the Greek "koris," makes a similar reference to bedbugs. Hardiness and love of dry soil make the flowers in this family especially valuable to citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991.