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Coreopsis Species, Goldmane Tickseed, Golden-mane Tickseed

Coreopsis basalis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: basalis (BAS-al-liss) (Info)
Synonym:Calliopsis basalis
Synonym:Calliopsis diversifolia
Synonym:Calliopsis drummondii
Synonym:Coreopsis diversifolia
Synonym:Coreopsis wrightii



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sarasota, Florida

Zebulon, North Carolina

Sullivans Island, South Carolina

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Bastrop, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 9, 2009, Mar_isa from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hellow neighbor!

In 2007, San Antonio was covered with these flowers. It was a very wet year and the vision of the yellow fields was incredible, if you remember. I stopped in one of the fields and walked surrounded by multitude of butterflies and bees too busy to worry about me. I took so many photos of them. These last two years, flowers were scarce and so the beloved butterflies and bees. I am anxiously waiting for another wet year.

A note to add is that Native Americans from this area used this plant as dye.


On Jul 24, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Another common name for goldmane tickseed is dye flower. It is a native an annual wildflower that is found in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and the eastern half of Texas growing on open ground in praires and meadows. The species thrives on disturbed land that is sandy and well drained. It is drought tolerant.

A dwarf, erect, multi-stemmed, bushy and compact coreopsis, It attains a height of between 8 to 29 inches and has small, deeply cut linear leaves. From April to August, masses of fragrant bright yellow flowers with reddish brown eyes are produced. It requires full sun, or close to it, in order to produce its maximum amount of blooms. It self-seeds and is easy to transplant if it show... read more