Jul. 14, 2018

greater tickseed, Coreopsis major

The coreopsis sideshow in the south is a wonder. The roadsides abound with them. Close to the gulf, you can see them at any time of year. No wonder then that Mississippi chose coreopsis as one of their state flowers. They have designated the whole genus, not deciding among the many species. They also couldn't decide on just one state flower, magnolia being perhaps their true affair of the heart. Greater tickseed grows in AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Tazewell Co VA, 7/15/15.