Ageratina riparia

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCreeping Croftonweed, Mist Flower, Mistflower, River Eupatorium, Spreading Mistflower
SynonymsEupatorium riparium Regel; Eupatorium rivularum orth. var. C.T.White & W.D.Francis
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Indian Ocean Islands, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Pastures, Riparian systems
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
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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