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Plains coreopsis, Berlicum, Netherlands Introduced/planted.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66974/sea_of_flowers_berlicum_netherlands.html" title="Sea of Flowers, Berlicum, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/66974_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1589414410&Signature=%2Fe1X%2FUoK9EPBwev4AG5tj%2BAbbsg%3D" width="200" height="98" alt="Sea of Flowers, Berlicum, Netherlands I was happily surprised to see that a local  farmer had decided to leave a narrow strip of his corn field unused, and actively seeded it with flowers. The strip is narrow, about 10m deep, yet very lengthy, at about 500m. Every single inch of it was crowded with flowers, an explosion of color. I failed to capture it properly as I was in a hurry.<br />
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I&#039;m still a bit torn on this initiative. I recognize the specific combination of flowers as those commonly found in cheap mixed flower seeds that I&#039;ve used in the garden myself a few years back. Diversity is a bit low, and it has several introduced species, instead of native ones. I&#039;m also not sure if the ultra high concentration used here is good or bad.<br />
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For now, I&#039;d say it&#039;s a net positive. At least somebody cared enough to try and do something good, and it beats crop monoculture. Perhaps it also helps against the drastic decline in insect populations found in our country. The decline is largely caused by the lack of native wild flowers getting a chance to grow. Berlicum,Europe,Netherlands,World" /></a></figure> Berlicum,Coreopsis tinctoria,Europe,Netherlands,Plains coreopsis,World Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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Plains coreopsis, garden tickseed, golden tickseed,
or calliopsis, ''Coreopsis tinctoria'', is an annual forb. The plant is common to Canada , northeast Mexico , and much of the United States, especially the Great Plains and Southern states where it is often called "calliopsis." The species is also widely cultivated in and naturalized in China.

It often grows in disturbed areas such as roadsides and cultivated fields.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 29, 2018. Captured Aug 4, 2018 15:27.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm