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Coreopsis or tickweed are two common names for a group of about 80 species of flowering plants. Many of these numerous species are native to North America. Plants can be 1 to 4 feet tall, depending on the species. Flowers are showy and daisy-like. The most common flower color is yellow with dark brown or maroon centers. Red and bicolor are also available for gardens. Seeds resemble a tick, leading to the common name tickweed. Coreopsis provides nectar for butterflies and bees. Seeds attract birds to the garden, as well.

Common leaf shape of coreopsis Some species of coreopsis produce narrow leaves Coreopsis flower bud and open flower Coreopsis plants are able to fill in borders and other spaces nicely