The Florida state flower, tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii), is flourishing in the landscape at the Audubon House. Quite adaptable, this wildflower is not part of the flora of the adjacent Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Tickseed produces plenty of seeds, it not dead-headed too soon, and may find its way from the Audobon House landscape.
Thanks to Bob Montanaro, Pelican Island Audubon Society Office Manager, for this photo. Visit his website with a dramatic new look to see more of his wonderful photographs.
Visit Hawthorn Hills wildflowers website posted by native plant expert Craig Huegel for more information about this plant, as well as some of the other 14 species of Coreopsis found in Florida.