AZ Arboretums

Coreopsis bigelovii

Coreopsis bigelovi

Common:  Bigelow's coreopsis, Desert coreopsis, Bigelow's tickseed
Family:   Asteraceae
Origin/Range: Primarily native to North America.
Light:  Full sun to light shade
Open woodlands, grasslands, deserts, dry
gravelly hillsides to about 5000', creosote bush scrub,
joshua tree woodland, chaparral, pinyon-juniper woodland

Water:  Drought tolerant
Soil: Well-drained

Tickseed is the common name for the plant Coreopsis, a group of flowering plants in the Family Asteraceae and Genus Coreopis. The flowers are usually yellow with a toothed tip. The name is derived from the Greek word koris, meaning Bedbug. The plants are also popularly called "Calliopsis."

This genus is primarily native to North America. Many cultivars are available for gardens. Annual herb.

Coreopsis species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora acamtopappi.