Coreopsis lanceolata

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Coreopsis lanceolata
Coreopsis lanceolata Sterntaler.JPG
Coreopsis lanceolata 'Sterntaler'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Coreopsis
Species: C. lanceolata
Binomial name
Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata, the Lance-leaved coreopsis, is a species of coreopsis (Tickseed).


Coreopsis lanceolata is a perennial plant found throughout the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States and Canada, the West Coast of the United States and Canada, and parts of Mexico.

The plant produces yellow flowers in late summer.


Lance-leaved coreopsis is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.

As an invasive plant[edit]

Introduced to Japan as an ornamental species and later used extensively in greenification projects, particularly along river banks and railways, Coreopsis lanceolata is now known to be outcompeting native plantlife and has since 2006 been labeled an invasive species by the Invasive Alien Species Act. The cultivation, transplantation, sale, or purchase of Coreopsis lanceolata is now prohibited and the plant has become the subject of a nationwide destruction campaign, even earning a spot on the Ecological Society of Japan's 100 Worst Invasive Species list.[1][2][3]

External links[edit]

Media related to Coreopsis lanceolata at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ 多紀保彦(監修) 財団法人ja:自然環境研究センター(編著) (2008-04-21). 決定版 日本の外来生物. ja:平凡社. ISBN 978-4-582-54241-7. 
  2. ^ 畠瀬頼子 (2009-02-28). "オオキンケイギク(Coreopsis lanceolata L.)(緑化植物ど・こ・ま・で・き・わ・め・る)". 日本緑化工学会誌 (日本緑化工学会) 34 (3). 
  3. ^ 畠瀬頼子・小栗ひとみ・松江正彦 (2008). "木曽川中流域における植生変遷と特定外来生物オオキンケイギクの分布特性". ランドスケープ研究 71 (5): 553–556.