Soil: Mesic(Medium) to (Xeric)Dry
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The 1 1/2" flower heads have 6-10 petal-like ray flowers that are wavy at the tips.
Leaves: The opposite leaves have 3 long, slender lobes.
This beautiful golden composite flower is attractive to many kinds of butterflies and a good source of nectar for the honeybee. It tends to grow in patches as a ground cover. It makes a nice cut flower and is an excellent plant for the garden or restoration.
Medicinal Uses: Boiled seeds were once made into poultices to relieve rheumatism.
Other Uses: Coreopsis is a good source of nectar for honey.
More Information: They grow in patches from rootstalks.
Name: Coreopsis is from Greek meaning; having the appearance of a bug. The bug-like seed also gives rise to its common name. Palmata refers to the leaves that resemble hands.