Ageratina adenophora

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCatweed, Crofton Weed, Hemp Agrimony, Mexican Devil, Sticky Agrimony, Sticky Eupatorium
SynonymsEupatorium adenophorum Spreng.; Eupatorium glandulosum Kunth; Eupatorium glandulosum Michx.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus, Adhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, WA, Lord Howe Island
Exotic range (other)Asia, North America, Oceania, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Fertile, Poorly drained
Decade of introduction1870

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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