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Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata

Lance-leaf Coreopsis is a good restoration species that does well in sandy and poor soil and sunny conditions. It has bold yellow flowers with toothed, daisy-like petals.

USDA symbol: COLA5

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height2 to 3 feet
Light ExposureSun
Soil MoistureDry, Medium
Bloom ColorYellow
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Lanceleaf Coreopsis<div><em class="small">Coreopsis lanceolata</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant, Fire Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Very High

Bloom MonthsApril to June
Larval Host ofMoths
Specific Pollinators HostedSynchlora aerata
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Stem Nesting, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeBoulevard, Erosion Control, Rain Garden
Coefficient of Conservatism5
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadFast
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyAnoka, Goodhue, Houston
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland