Coreopsis tinctoria, Plains Coreopsis



C. tinctoria is a classic prairie wildflower and has seen much cultivation. The nectar is attractive to bees, butterflies, and other insects while the seeds are tasty snacks for some birds. They are great for the restoration of moist areas and gardens too!

  • Listing ID: 1118
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: April-Jun
  • Duration: Annual/Short-lived Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Latin Name: Coreopsis tinctoria
  • Common Name: Plains Coreopsis
  • Eco-Region: 255