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Ageratina repens (Mistflower)

Synonyms: Fleischmannia repens

Invasive Species

Ageratina riparia is a popular ornamental plant that has been widely spread from its home region in Central America. It is naturalised in many tropical regions of the world and is invasive in some such as Hawaii, Australia and the islands of the Indian Ocean. It can form dense quasi monospecific stands which crowd out native plants, limiting their regeneration.
View ISSG Record: Ageratina repens

Attributes

Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Shrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  

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Citations

Species recognized by Flann C., 2012-07-06, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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