Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday August 28, 2013

This post is for:
ABC Wednesday, Wildflower Wednesday, and Outdoor Wednesday
G is for Greater Tickseed
Greater Tickseed, Coreopsis major
Greater Tickseed is a native wildflower of the southeastern United States, zones 5 to 9.

Leaves that appear to be six whorled leaves are really two deeply-lobed opposite leaves.

I spotted this lovely wildflower growing by the side of the road.
I am hoping to get it started at my house.

Outdoor Wednesday

Sunset, Monday, August 26, 2013, Itawamba county, Mississippi, USA

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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  1. Nice GREENERY!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Very sweet flowers. Lovely foliage - and not a mark on it. I'd say it would be a perfect addition to any garden.

  3. Very nice find! That would be great to get it going at your house. Bringing wildflowers home is something I'm trying to do more of too.

  4. beautiful yellows on your flowers and sunsets...sweet

  5. They would make a pretty splash of yellow in a garden. Types of coreopsis are a popular garden plant here.

  6. Pretty flower, and I like the way the leaves make a neat whorl around the stem.

  7. I love that tickseed, foliage and all! I'm pretty sure that kind does not grow in Nebraska. You asked about milkweed seeds. I've never tried to plant them. I did save some from the common milkweed one time, but never got them planted. I want to get some seeds from the purple milkweed this year and try to find out what kind of treatment it needs to be able to be planted. I know some things need to be planted in the fall because the seeds need the cold over the winter in order to germinate. I wonder if these kind of plants grow where the winters are warmer. I guess, probably not, unless they have some adaptations.

  8. I've seen this tickseed, or a similar one, growing in the wild--so pretty! Beautiful sunset!

  9. What a nice duo of flower and sunset!
    Isn't it interesting how many late-summer flowers are yellow?

  10. I've seen this one, too, and I really like it! It's a cheery little plant, isn't it? Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

  11. good morning. Love your flower photos. I think I've seen the great seed ticker at local "local flower" plant sales. It is really pretty. I keep trying local flowers but the deer are plentiful here and mow them all down. Still, I love all the butterflies and honeybees they attract so I keep on trying!

  12. So many roadside wildflowers this time of the year! Makes driving to work enjoyable and even better driving home from work! :)

  13. Happy WW! It's a great coreopsis and I hope it gets established in your garden. gail

  14. What gorgeous photos! Way, way back when I first started gardening, tickseed was one of the first flowers I planted. It was my first real success. I have a fancier variety in my garden now, but I still love the common form.

  15. What a sweet, beautiful little wildflower! Isn't it funny though how the names can almost make you think negatively - I mean, TICKseed?! Couldn't someone have given it a more beauty-appropriate name?!

    We have wild sunflowers galore this year, due to all the rains. Our pastures have gotten away from us somewhat. Hoping to get them cleared somewhat over the next few weeks.

    Thanks for visiting my shelf cloud post for SkyWatch Friday! Have a marvelous weekend!


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