calliopsis

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calliopsis

(kăl'ēŏp`sĭs): see coreopsiscoreopsis
, or tickseed,
names for species of Coreopsis, a chiefly North American genus of the family Asteraceae (aster family). They are easily cultivated annuals or perennials with daisylike heads of flowers in various colors—commonly yellow or
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In Ohio, Manon Van Schoyck created a large wildflower meadow "to attract wildlife." After four years, with some reseeding, his meadow of purple coneflowers, Indian blankets, larkspurs, tickseed, and Plains coreopsis provides food and cover for birds, butterflies, insects, and mammals.