Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Blazing Sunshine

This magnificent bloom is Coreopsis lanceolata, commonly known as tickseed, since its seeds apparently look like little ticks. It represents blazing sunshine to me!

The intense color and its not-very-picky growing requirements makes it very popular as a garden plant, but it has become invasive outside its natural range (the U.S.) where it aggressively outcompetes natives. It was declared an invasive species in 2006 and may no longer be sold, bought or transplanted outside its native range.

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