Unlike its more popular lace leaf variety, mouse-eared coreopsis has darker green leaves with bright yellow blooms that look a bit like a daisy. Early spring blooms shoot up on long stems. It is very drought tolerant. I like the bright contrast of the yellow on the dark green leaves. It is in the aster family (with the daisy, Black-Eyed Susan, and yarrow). It grows in clumps and it is not hard to separate and propagate.