A wildflower in the weed patch…

The wildflower in tim’s weed patch-yes there really is one-that is trying to brighten up the cloudy 4th of July-is Coreopsis(Coreopsis tinctoria).Also known as Tickseed,the perennial has 70-80 relatives that are native to the Americas that likes moist soil.It attracts butterflies and caterpillars.Any plant that butterflies likes is a good thing!Like a lot of wildflowers and weeds,they provided a benefit to mankind.Our Native Americans used the root as a tea for diarrhea.

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Camera 360pics by td-Happy 4th of July!

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