Tickseed, Ben Hill County

Goldenmane Tickseed Coreopsis basalis Calliopsis Yellow Spring Wildflowers Native Plants Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Most people just see pretty yellow wildflowers on the roadside and lump them all together, but I try my best to identify them when I can. This particular coreopsis (Coreopsis basalis) is also known as Golden-mane Tickseed, Golden-mane Coreopsis, Calliopsis, or simply Tickseed. I wish botanists could agree on one name! It’s common in ditches and waste areas all over South Georgia from late spring until early summer.

Goldenmane Tickseed Coreopsis basalis Calliopsis Spring Wildflowers Native Plants Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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  1. Kathryn Rachels Fowler

    These”BLACK EYED SUSANS” WERE ALONG ALL THE RAILROAD TRACKS IN WAYCROSS, GA. tHE A.C.L. CO. ATLANTIC COAST LINE, PLANTED THEM THERE ARE ONLY A FEW CLUMPS LEFT IN ALL OF WARE CO. IT WAS ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT TILL C.S.X. MOVED IN AND KILLED THEM ALL WHEN I FOUND MY LAST BATCH, I HAD TO PHOTOGRAPH THEM. IT REMINDS ME OF HOME. ,but I thought they were Coreopsis, so glad to be corrected.Thank you for posting.

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