Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Ageratum houstonianum Mill.
ASTERACEAE
Mexican ageratum, invading ageratum, goat weed, tropic ageratum, garden ageratum, bluemink, flossflower
Disturbed areas, Minor problem species
Origin: Tropical South and Central America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Softly hairy, slightly aromatic, annual herb with fluffy flowerheads; stems green, purplish or reddish, 0.31.0 (1.5) m high. Leaves: Bright green, ovate, in opposite pairs, margins shallowly toothed or scalloped. Flowers: Mauve, blue, pinkish or white in compact terminal flowerheads, all year; similar to A. conyzoides but heads 69 mm across, showing long, thicker, exserted styles. Fruit: Brown, one-seeded achenes.
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