Florida State Wildflower


Coreopsis flower

Coreopsis flower (Coreopsis auriculata L. - lobed tickseed); photo © 2004 Thomas G. Barnes. Barnes, T.G., and S.W. Francis from USDA/NRCS Plants Database Image Gallery.


Florida designated coreopsis as the official state wildflower in 1991. Coreopsis has been planted extensively in Florida for highway beautification programs.

Coreopsis (the common name for the plant is tickseed) is a group of 35 species of flowering plants ranging in color from golden to pink. Twenty-eight species are native to North America and the others come from Central and South America.



Yellow & red coreopsis; photo by Thomas Knox on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Yellow and red coreopsis