Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis)

Coreopsis tinctoria, commonly known as Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Golden Wave and Calliopsis is a vibrant wildflower native to the majority of United States including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut and more.

It is also native to parts of Canada such as Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. This wildflower was introduced to Hawaii in the United States.

The Coreopsis tinctoria is part of the Asteraceae family, which makes it an incredibly eye-catching flower due to its bright yellow petals that radiate from its center like a sunburst. It can grow up to two feet tall with many branches and a profusion of daisy-like blooms that occur in the late spring to early fall. Its beauty is not only appreciated by humans, but it is also adored by bees and butterflies who frequent its blossoms.

These wildflowers are an excellent choice for flowerbeds or gardens as they require little maintenance and will reseed themselves. Coreopsis tinctoria will thrive in most soil types and can tolerate drought, so it is a great selection for gardeners that live in dry areas.

They also look stunning when planted with other wildflowers such as black eyed susans, coneflowers and blazing stars to create an explosion of color in any landscape.

Coreopsis tinctoria Information

Common NamesPlains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Golden Wave, Calliopsis
Native to USAAL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV ,WY
Introduced to USAHI
Native to CanadaAB, BC ,MB, ON, QC, SK
SizeUp to 4 feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Coreopsis tinctoria edible?

Coreopsis tinctoria is not edible and should not be eaten by humans

Is Coreopsis tinctoria an invasive species of plant?

Coreopsis tinctoria is not an invasive species of plant. It is native to the US in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona and Connecticut as well as Canada in provinces such as Alberta and British Columbia.