In this issue:

Prairie Coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

Blooming in early to mid-summer before many other prairie species, Prairie Coreopsis benefits a wide range of pollinators including bees, butterflies and beetles. Its species name “palmata” means “hand-shaped”, referring to its lobed leaves. Due to its tolerance of full sun to partial shade and dry soils it is planted in a wide range of project types including prairie restoration, slope stabilization projects and the side slopes of stormwater plantings.