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Ageratina riparia (Mistflower)

Synonyms: Ageratina repens; Ageratina ventillana; Eupatorium harrisii; Eupatorium riparium; Eupatorium ventillanum; Fleischmannia repens

Wikipedia Abstract

Ageratina riparia, commonly known as Mistflower or Creeping Croftonweed, is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, native to Mexico, Cuba and Jamaica.
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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.
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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  




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
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