Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav. image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           

Richard Bauer

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.
common quick-weed, Peruvian-daisy, quick-weed, shaggy-soldier
Galinsoga: after Mariano Martinez Galinsoga, 18th century Spanish doctor in Madrid
quadriradiata: quadr from quadratus quadr from quadratus, square, cut into four pieces; radiatus for "with rays, shining"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-28" tall, hairy forb with many branches
Flower: head 1/4"-1/2" wide with usually with 5 short, 3-toothed, white rays; inflorescence with several heads in branched clusters; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:black, dry seed with fluffy pappus
Leaf:oval with a pointed tip, coarsely toothed
Habitat: disturbed sites such as gardens and greenhouses
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Galinsoga aristulata E.P.Bicknell
Galinsoga bicolorata H.St.John & D.White
Galinsoga caracasana (DC.) Sch.Bip.
Galinsoga ciliata (Raf.) S.F.Blake
Galinsoga parviflora Cav. var. hispida DC.

         
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