Coreopsis auriculata - Linnaeus
Asteraceae (Sunflower) Family
The leaves are primarily basal, stalked, ovate to elliptic in outline, often with 2 basal lobes, and downy.
The flowers are produced in heads. The heads are solitary or up to 5 on long peduncles, held well above the leaves. Both the ray and disc flowers are yellow.
The seed is a winged achene.
Eared Tickseed is a popular wildflower and is often available from native plant nurseries. The plant grows well in average soils with full or partial sun. Soils should be moist but well-draining. Soils that remain wet for long periods of time cause crown rot. Removing old flower heads promotes re-blooming and prevents the spread of this plant by seed. Plants can be grown from seed and large clumps can be divided in the autumn.