Taxon: Ageratum houstonianum Mill.

 
Genus: Ageratum
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 1761
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Ageratum no. 2. 1768
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • ageratum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • blue billygoat-weed  (Source: Econ Pl Aust) - English
  • bluemink  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • flossflower  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • Mexican ageratum  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - English
  • Mexikaanse ageratum  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - Afrikaans
  • ageratum du Mexique  (Source: UPOV) - French
  • mexikanischer Leberbalsam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • agérato  (Source: UPOV) - Spanish
  • ageratum  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • zi hua huo xiang ji  (Source: F Taiwan) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Belize; Honduras

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Zambia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa; Swaziland
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
    • China: China - Anhui, - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Hebei, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Shandong, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - North Carolina, - South Carolina
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Guatemala
    • Northern South America: Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Balick, M. J. et al. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85. 2000 (L Belize NY)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
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  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
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  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
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  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. 1995 (F BritStace)
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image