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Golden tickseed

Coreopsis tinctoria

Description:

These wildflowers are very eye catching with contrasting colors of brilliant yellow and maroon. The slender stems can reach heights of 40 inches (101 cm).

Habitat:

Spotted along the Columbia river. Shrub steppe.

Notes:

The Zuni people traditionally use the blossoms of the tinctoria variety to make a mahogany red dye for yarn, and, until the introduction of coffee by traders, to make a hot beverage. Women also used an infusion of the whole plant of this variety, except for the root, if they desired a female child. (Wikipedia)

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2019
Submitted on Jun 16, 2019

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