Coreopsis lanceolata L.

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Coreopsis lanceolata

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Woodlands Rd, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Coreopsis (English) Tick-seed (English) Tickseed (English)
Frequency: Locally common in Harare and Vumba
Status: Introduced
Description:
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
Literature:

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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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Coreopsis lanceolata

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African Plant Database: Coreopsis lanceolata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Coreopsis lanceolata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coreopsis lanceolata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coreopsis lanceolata
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.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160570, retrieved 9 December 2016

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