- Greater Tickseed
- Wood Tickseed
Coreopsis major is commonly called greater tickseed or greater coreopsis in recognition of its large (for coreopsis) flowers and tall stems. A somewhat common wildflower native to fields, open woodlands, thickets, and roadsides in the mid-eastern to the southeastern U.S.
It is best naturalized in native wildflower gardens, meadows or prairies. Good plant for areas with poor, dry soils. Effective in borders, but self-seeding tendencies must be kept in check.
Regions: Mountain, Piedmont
Seasons of Interest:
Blooms: Summer Nut/Fruit/Seed: Late summer
Wildlife Value: This plant is highly resistant to damage from deer. Its flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds.
Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems: This plant Tends to sprawl, particularly if grown in moist and/or fertile soils. Crown rot may occur if grown in moist, poorly drained soils.
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Native Plant
- Flower Color:
- Hairs Present:
- Stem Is Aromatic: