Coreopsis lanceolata L. (Asteraceae): another environmental weed for Queensland and Australia

George N. Batianoff and David A. Halford, Queensland Herbarium, Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Mt. Coot-tha Road, Toowong, Queensland 4066, Australia.


Coreopsis lanceolata L. is native to the south-eastern United States. Currently it is naturalized in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It is reported to be an environmental weed in and around Stanthorpe shire (New England Tableland). This attractive ornamental is spreading from roadsides to agricultural land and into natural and semi-natural habitats. Summary botanical information is provided for this potentially serious weed in temperate to sub-tropical regions of Australia.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2002) 17 (4) 168-169.