Typically found in prairies and savannas, Sand Coreopsis thrives in dry-mesic to dry soils. Brilliant yellow daisy flowers with lobed petals are held erect above clumps of narrow green leaves and bloom all summer. It may spread freely by seed. A favorite of pollinators, it is also the larval host for the Dimorphic Gray, Wavy-lined Emerald and Common Tan Wave moths. Nectar and pollen of the flowers attract many kinds of insect visitors, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, flies, butterflies, skippers, and day-flying moths. A long-tongued bee, Melissodes coreopsis) is an oligolege (specialist pollinator) of Coreopsis.
Soil Type: Clay/Loam
Soil Conditions: Dry Mesic-Dry
Flower Color: Yellow
Light: Full sun
Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and IllinoisWildflowers.Info; Photo courtesy of IllinoisWildflowers.Info