Senegal Tea Plant

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides

Senegal Tea Plant

Family: Asteraceae

Other Common Names: temple plant, costata
Weed class: noClass
Native to: Mexico to Argentina, India, Australia
Legal listings:

WA Quarantine list, WAC 16-750

Why Is It a Noxious Weed?

This plant is listed on the WA Quarantine list, WAC 16-750. Currently, no known escaped populations exist in Washington State. 

How would I identify it?

Where does it grow?

Fresh-water ponds, marshes

For More Information

Global Invasive Species Database page on Senegal Tea Plant

USDA APHIS Weed Risk Assessment

Weed Science Society of America Fact Sheet on Senegal Tea Plant

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