There are about 80 species of Coreopsis. They are annuals or perennials, and are native to the Americas. It is the designated wildflower of the state of Florida. Most of them have yellow flowers.
Name Derivation: From Greek koris, (bug or gnat) and -opsis, indicating a resemblance; meaning bug-like, referring to the achenes which look like ticks
Common Name: Tickseed
Coreopsis is in the family Asteraceae.