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Dear Garg ji
I have compiled some invasive characters of Ageratum conyzoides for the preparation of Tiger Conservation Plan for Pench Tiger Reserve, which are as following -
Ageratum conyzoides is native to South America that has invaded and now naturalized several parts of India. It possesses a number of ecological strategies, such as fast growth rate, quick regenerative and reproductive potential like production of large number of small-sized wind and water-disseminated seeds and vegetative proliferation through stolons & greater tolerance/adaptability, helping it to form monocultural stands. Its invasion greatly affects the structure and composition of natural vegetation and also reduces plant diversity.