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Genus: Ageratina

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Asterales > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Eupatorieae

About 290 species, all native to America. Three species naturalised in southern Africa.  

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Ageratina adenophora (Crofton weed, Eupatory, Sticky snakeroot, Catweed)

A Category 1 declared weed in South Africa. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Ageratina altissima


Ageratina riparia (Mistflower, Misblom)

A Category 1 declared weed in South Africa.



  • King, R.M. & Robinson, H. 1970. Ageratina. Phytologia 19,4: 211-216.


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