Coreopsis tinctoria atkinsoniana
Latin name: Coreopsis tinctoria atkinsoniana
Medicinal use of Coreopsis:A tea made from the roots is emetic and is also used in the treatment of diarrhoea. An infusion of the whole plant without the root has been used by women desiring a female baby.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Openings in pine forests on rich moist soils, 1500 - 2250 metres in Arizona.
Edible parts of Coreopsis:A beverage is made from the dried plant. It was used instead of coffee.
Other uses of the herb:A yellow (red with an acid mordant) dye is obtained from the flowers. It is not very good on plant fibres. The flowers can be dried for later use.
Propagation of Coreopsis:Seed - sow March in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed then it can also be sown in situ outdoors.
Cultivation of the herb:Openings in pine forests on rich moist soils, 1500 - 2250 metres in Arizona.
Known hazards of Coreopsis tinctoria atkinsoniana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.