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5/24/2016 7:52 PM
 

A Golden-Wave of Yellow


5/19/2007 Lone Grove, Llano County, Texas

A golden-wave of yellow could be coming to a field near you!

With a cast of thousands that field near you will be transformed before your very eyes into a shimmering sheet of gold. Well, I hope we will see that this season. Golden-wave, (coreopsis basalis or coreopsis tinctoria) sometimes will cover large areas and fields in late May into mid-June. The name, Coreopsis is said to be from Greek, Koris(bedbug) and opsis(having the appearance of) which apparently refers to the shape of the seeds resembling a common bedbug. Oddly enough according to Legends and Folklore (http://www.wildflower.org/youthactivities) - "The early pioneers would stuff their bedding with the plant to help repel fleas, bedbugs, and lice." - http://www.wildflower.org/docs_youtha...%20Folklore.pdf

Some of the best routes where I personally have found really solid coverage include:

  • Cherokee to Bend along RR-501, San Saba County
  • Lone Grove - CR-216 and RR-2241, Llano County
  • Lone Grove - CR-202 south of RR-2241 to Texas 29
  • Valley Springs area, Mason County
  • Pontotoc area, Mason County
  • Art-Hedwigs Hill RD, Mason County

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