Abutilon grandifolium (MALVACEAE) Hairy Abutilon

Abutilon grandifolium (MALVACEAE) Hairy Abutilon

A native of South America, Abutilon grandifolium is a garden escapee found on waste ground. It is a shrub to 2 m (sometimes more) with hairy stems and leaves. The hairs are simple, to 5 mm. Deeply lobed, toothed leaves to 15 cm come to a point at the tip. They look...
Abutilon pictum (MALVACEAE) Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern

Abutilon pictum (MALVACEAE) Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern

Abutilon pictum is a a shrub growing to 5 m tall native to Brazil, a popular ornamental plant in subtropical gardens and has become naturalised in Central America. A large and relatively dense population of this species (consisting of dozens of large plants up to 2 m...
Acetosa sagittata (POLYGONACEAE) Climbing Dock, Turkey Rhubarb

Acetosa sagittata (POLYGONACEAE) Climbing Dock, Turkey Rhubarb

Arrowhead-shaped, light green leaves, stems have purplish ridges running along the length. Large tubers, up to 15 cm long, form near the base of the plant, underground stems grow out with more tubers growing on these stems. Can regrow from the tubers or from the seed....
Ageratina riparia (ASTERACEAE) Mistflower, Creeping Crofton Weed

Ageratina riparia (ASTERACEAE) Mistflower, Creeping Crofton Weed

Perennial scrambling herb or shrub, sometimes to 1 m but usually smaller and scrambling (decumbent); native to Central and South America. A weed of damp areas such as gullies and creek banks. Leaves paired, narrow. Quickly invades frost free slopes. Leachate from the...
Ageratum houstonianum (ASTERACEAE) Billy Goat Weed

Ageratum houstonianum (ASTERACEAE) Billy Goat Weed

Native to tropical America, Billy Goat Weed is an annual or short-lived perennial herb growing to 1 m. It is a widespread weed of disturbed areas. A common weed but not a particularly damaging one. Stems and leaves are softly hairy. Mostly opposite but sometimes...