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PLANT PROFILE

COREOPSIS
LANCEOLATA
BY BRADLEY ROWE, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY,
EAST LANSING

"NATURAL STANDS OF THE
SPECIES ARE OFTEN FOUND
ON DRY, INFERTILE SITES -
NOT UNLIKE THE CONDITIONS
PRESENT ON A ROOF."
- BRAD ROWE

LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / SUMMER 2017 / 4

I

t is generally accepted that plants with greater above- and
below-ground biomass and that possess higher transpiration
rates are better equipped to intercept, hold, and transpire
rainwater. When compared to Sedum spp., one such plant is
Coreopsis lanceolata (lance-leaf coreopsis, sand coreopsis, lance-leaf
tickseed). The species is an herbaceous perennial that is native to
the eastern and central areas of North America. It is a fast grower,
a proficient self-seeder, and is suitable for naturalized areas. In addition to its seasonal interest, the plant attracts wildlife and serves
as a pollinator species.
Under ideal growing conditions it may reach a height of
60 cm (24 in) and a spread of 45 cm (36 in). The plant forms
clumps with the majority of the leaves occurring at the base of the
plant. The lance shaped leaves are variable and may be pinnately
lobed or entire (not lobed). The showy, daisy-like yellow flowers
sit on upright stems and range in size from 2.5 to 5.0 cm (1 to 2
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