Lanceleaf Coreopsis
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Lanceleaf Coreopsis
P Introduced Photo: Thingnam Rajshree
Common name: Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Tickseed, Sand Coreopsis
Botanical name: Coreopsis lanceolata    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Coreopsis crassifolia, Coreopsis oblongifolia

Lanceleaf Coreopsis is a perennial herb sometimes attaining a height of over 2 feet. The plant produces yellow flower heads in late summer, carried on slender stems. Each flower-head contains both ray florets and disc florets. Basal leaves are typically hairy, narrow, lance-shaped, and 5-15 cm long; leaves higher up the stem may be pinnately lobed. The genus name comes from the Greek words koris meaning "bug" and opsis meaning "like" in reference to the shape of the seed which resembles a bug or tick. Lanceleaf Coreopsis is native to Canada to U.S.A., widely cultivated as a garden plant.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Meghalaya.

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