Baccharis halimifolia

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesConsumption Weed, Groundsel Baccharis, Groundsel bush, Groundsel Tree
SynonymsBaccharis viminea DC.
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)6
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeNorth America, West Indes
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD
Exotic range (other)Oceania
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Pastures, Scrublands/shrublands, Water bodies
Soil type (exotic)Acidic, Alkaline
Decade of introduction1880

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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