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Verbesina alternifolia

Basic information
Scientific name Verbesina alternifolia

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Common names Wingstem
Higher taxon Asteraceae, Asterales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Vacancy, grassland, edge of forest, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hokkaido, Nagano Pref., etc. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Introduced to Japan in 1961. Established since ca. 1980
Route Deliberate: As nectar source. At first introduced to Hokkaido, thereafter distributed to most regions.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native species.
Affected organism: Native grasses.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Unknown.
Reference Notes
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.