Phyla canescens

Family Verbenaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [WoNS shortlist (pre-2012); NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCarpet Weed, Condamine Couch, Fog-fruit, Lippia, No-man Grass
SynonymsLippia canescens Kunth; Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx.; Lippia nodiflora f. canescens (Kunth) Kuntze; Lippia nodiflora var. repens auct. non (Bertol.) Schauer; Lippia nodiflora var. rosea (D.Don) Munz; Lippia nodiflora var. sarmentosa auct. non (Willd.) Schauer; Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene; Phyla nodiflora var. canescens (Kunth) Moldenke; Phyla nodiflora var. rosea (D.Don) Moldenke; Zapania canescens orth. var. Gibert; Zapania nodiflora var. rosea orth. var. D.Don; Zappania canescens (Kunth) Gibert; Zappania nodiflora var. rosea D.Don
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)0.3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Floodplains, Pastures, Riparian Systems, Roadsides, Water bodies, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Clay, Most soil types
Decade of introduction1920

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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