Coreopsis from the Greek meaning "having the appearance of a bug", referring to the buglike shape of the seeds.
Found throughout the Tallgrass Region, blooms from June to September. Beekeepers use this species as a good source of honey
Edible Uses: A tea can be made from the dried plant. It was used as a coffee substitute.
Medicinal Uses: A tea made from the roots is emetic and is also used in the treatment of diarrhoea.
Other Uses: A yellow (red with an acid mordant) dye is obtained from the flowers and is used to dye cloth. It is not very good when used on plant fibres. The flowers can be dried for later use.