Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) is a perennial wildflower with sunny blooms that typically appear in spring and sometimes blooms all year. It is our most common tickseed in Florida and our state wildflower. It occurs naturally in moist sandhills, marshes, and along swamp edges. It attracts butterflies and other pollinators, and its seeds are commonly eaten by birds and small wildlife. Lanceleaf tickseed is one of 13 species of Coreopsis native to Florida. Coreopsis is Florida’s state wildflower. This is a butterfly/pollinator gardeners plant!