Other common names of Golden Coreopsis are Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, and Garden Tickseed. The botanical name is Coreopsis tinctorial and belong to Asteraceae (Sunflower) family. It is a native of North America, Canada, and Northern Mexico.
Golden Coreopsis is an annual plant. The stem of the plant is Green and not very hard. The plant needs a support to grow tall. It grows to a height of 3 feet.
The leaves are very pretty. They are green, pinnately-divided, and lacy. The flowers bloom at the top of the plant. The flowers are 1 to 1.5 inches and are bright yellow with brown or maroon centers.
The plant pictures were taken in Kukkarahalli Kere, Mysore during Dasara festival.
Golden Coreopsis is grown as a garden flower and cultivated in fields. The Native American Zuni people use the flowers to dye the yarn.
Propagation is from seeds. The plant flourishes in either full sun or partial shade. Plant them in sandy and well-drained soils. Water regularly.