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 several 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: Native to Eastern USA
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 June 2006

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 706.

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).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 24.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Coreopsis lanceolata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coreopsis lanceolata
African Plant Database: Coreopsis lanceolata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coreopsis lanceolata
Plants of the World Online: Coreopsis lanceolata
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Wikipedia: Coreopsis lanceolata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Coreopsis lanceolata., retrieved 21 April 2024

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