Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis
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"
|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|