Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Coreopsis lanceolata L.
Unknown, Potential problem species
Origin: North America
Growth Form: Climber
Plant Description: Plant: Perennial herb producing offsets from a short rhizome; flowering stems 300–500 mm high; stems longitudinally ridged and sparingly branched; stems and leaves thinly hairy or glabrous; leaves mostly in a tuft near the base. Leaves: Dull green, linear to oblanceolate and tapering to the base, 50–150 mm long, upper entire, lower usually pinnatifid (with lateral lobes). Flowers: Bright yellow and showy, to 60 mm across, solitary on very long peduncles; about eight petals (ray florets) two to three toothed, October–December. Fruit: Small brown achenes, 3 x 3 mm, concave, broadly winged.
Key Features:
Control: systemic herbicides
Comments: Suspected/Possible

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