Tickseed

coreopsisHere’s one tick — possibly the ONLY tick — that I don’t mind encountering in the woods — Coreopsis major or whorled tickseed. The plant is pretty much unmistakeable — the branched arrangement of cheery golden flowers tops a stem covered in paired 3-lobed leaves that look like whorls of six leaves.  I don’t know of any particular ecological, medicinal, or edible characteristics that Coreopsis major has —  it’s enough for me that this bright splash of gold brings a smile to my face when I come upon it in the woods.

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