Coreopsis lanceolata L.

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Coreopsis lanceolata

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Woodlands Rd, Vumba

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Common names: Coreopsis (English) Tick-seed (English) Tickseed (English)
Frequency: Locally common in Harare and Vumba
Status: Introduced
Perennial herb, growing from a short rhizome, cultivated as a garden ornamental. Stems longitudinally ribbed. Leaves mostly basal, linear to oblanceolate; lower leaves deeply lobed; upper leaves entire. Capitula solitary on long peduncles, bright yellow and showy with c. 8 large, three-lobed ray-florets. Fruits broadly winged.
Notes: Introduced as a garden ornamental. Has spread rapidly onto roadsides around Harare (?since c. 1980) and one or two other high rainfall areas such as the Vumba .
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate
Habitat: Naturalised escape on roadside verges
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: E USA
Zimbabwe distribution: C,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 June 2006

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 46. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Coreopsis lanceolata
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coreopsis lanceolata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coreopsis lanceolata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coreopsis lanceolata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coreopsis lanceolata
Ispot Southern Africa : Coreopsis lanceolata
JSTOR Plant Science: Coreopsis lanceolata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coreopsis lanceolata
Tropicos: Coreopsis lanceolata
West African Plants database: Coreopsis lanceolata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Coreopsis lanceolata., retrieved 28 October 2016

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