Taxon: Ageratina altissima (L.) R. M. King & H. Rob.

Genus: Ageratina
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Eupatorieae
Nomen number: 317713
Place of publication: Phytologia 19:212. 1970
Comment: based on Ageratum altissimum L., non Eupatorium altissimum L.
Name Verified on: 29-Sep-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Eupatorium rugosum; Lampe & McCann; Everist; Der Marderosian as Eupatorium rugosum; F NE US)
  • Weed: (fide State Noxweed Seed)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - New Brunswick
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Saskatchewan


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