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Coreopsis lanceolata

Basic information
Scientific name Coreopsis lanceolata

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オオキンケイギク
Common names Lance-leaved tickseed
Higher taxon Asteraceae, Asterales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Disturbed habitat such as roadside, riverside, along railways, etc., beach.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan including Okinawa. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1880s
Route Deliberate: As ornament.
Impact Competition with native species.
Affected organism: Native grass species.
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping are prohibited in Japan by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, etc.
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • GBIF Portal http://data.gbif.org/welcome.htm
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
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