Tropical Whiteweed Ageratum conyzoides

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Ageratum conyzoides

Family:

Asteraceae

Genus:

Ageratum

Species:

conyzoides

Common Name:

Tropical Whiteweed

Seeds Per Pound:
2,724,000
Quantity:
0.02 lb
Germination:
60%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
96%
Height:
2-3 feet
Collection Locale:
Hawaii
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
annual
In Stock: 0.02 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
0.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Ageratum conyzoides (billygoat-weed, chick weed, goatweed, whiteweed) is native to Tropical America, especially Brazil, and considered an invasive weed in many other regions.
* It is an herb that is 0.5–1 m. high, with ovate leaves 2–6 cm long, and flowers are white to mauve.
* The plant contains between 0.7 - 2.0% essential oil, plus alkaloids and saponins. The whole plant is antiinflammatory and antiallergic.
* The whole plant is antiinflammatory and antiallergic. The juice of the fresh plant, or an extract of the dried plant, is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. The juice of the fresh plant is also useful in treating post-partum uterine haemorrhage. more...
* As a medicinal plant, Ageratum conyzoides is widely used by many traditional cultures, against dysentery and diarrhea. It is also an insecticide and nematicide.
* Ingesting A. conyzoides can cause liver lesions and tumors. There was a mass poisoning incident in Ethiopia as a result of contamination of grain with A. conyzoides. The plant contains the pyrrolizidine alkaloids lycopsamine and echinatine.
* A. conyzoides is prone to becoming a rampant environmental weed when grown outside of its natural range. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov