Maryland Blogger: Kentlands Photowalk: Plains Coreopsis, Tickseed IMG 5592

Kentlands Photowalk: Plains Coreopsis, Tickseed IMG 5592

Kentlands Photowalk: Plains Coreopsis, Tickseed IMG 5592


Wildflowers can sometimes be among your most colorful additions to your home garden. This is Plains Coreopsis which grows wild and is seen in ditches in some parts of the country. A Facebook friend in Florida commented that they have the flower with the colors reversed, red around a yellow center.


Plains coreopsis or calliopsis, Coreopsis tinctoria, is an annual forb. The plant is common to Canada, Northeast Mexico, and much of the United States, especially the Great Plains and Southern states where it is often called "calliopsis." - Wikipedia

Scientific nameCoreopsis tinctoria

Higher classificationTickseed


Plains Coreopsis, Kentlands Photowalk, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Plains Coreopsis, Colors of the Season, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5592
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/320 sec., ISO-640, 30 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • October 19 2015 11:12AM


Roy Kelley This photo of the Coreopsis is just excellent. I love how the depth of field plays out beyond the subject.

 Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 4 years ago

Living in Florida I can say, I have seen these with a few different color palates.

Posted by Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor (REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida) over 4 years ago

This is a truly beautiful flower and unusual... thanks for sharing and keep taking those photo walks!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 4 years ago

 Good Wednesday evening Roy. You're right! I have found wildflowers to be som of the most colorful that grow in the area.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 4 years ago

What an outstanding flower Roy. So vibrant!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 4 years ago

What apretty wild flower this is.  If I planted those and tried to grow them, I doubt they would survive.  Beautiful color.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 4 years ago

That is so pretty, no it is beautiful! My Tickweed does not compare...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley ,  Those are sure bright colors. I don't believe I have seen one.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago


 That is a perfect Autumn colored flower! I hope you are having a great week!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 4 years ago

Even on an overcast day, those posies would brighten the mood.  Wonderful colors.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

During spring & summer I often gather wild flowers on my daily walks.  In fall I pick dried flowers.  Thanks for sharing Roy Kelley 

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Roy Kelley That is indeed a beautiful wildflower.  it must have been a fantastic photo walk.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

WOW!  I do not think I have ever seen this. Absolutely gorgeous. I see in your post that they are found in Florida. I will be looking for them.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 4 years ago

We have a chilly Monday morning in Maryland. We have not yet had the hard frost that will end the season for our still blooming dahlias. 

Have an outstanding week. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago