Coreopsis, Tick Seed
The 35 species in the Coreopsis genus are in the Asteracea or Sunflower family. Coreopsis species are native to North and South America , however they are grown as ornamentals around the world. The drought tolerant nature of most Coreopsis species makes them ideally suited to growth on Maunakea . Coreopsis flowers have naturalized and can sometimes be seen blooming on the roadside near Hale Pohaku at the 9200' level on Maunakea.