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Galinsoga parviflora
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Sparingly introduced in Klickitat County.

Habitat: Waste places

Flowers: June-October

Origin: Introduced from Central and South America

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Freely branched annual, 2-7 dm. tall, the stem with a few spreading hairs.


Leaves opposite, simple, somewhat toothed, ovate or lance-ovate, petiolate, 2-7 cm. long and 1-4 cm. wide.


Heads numerous in leafy cymes, the disk 3-6 mm. wide; rays few, white, short and broad, pistillate and fertile, with pappus scales usually wanting; pappus scales of disk flowers fringed and blunt; involucre bracts few and broad, joined at the base, each subtending a ray; receptacle conic, chaffy throughout.


Achenes 4-angled.

Accepted Name:
Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Publication: Icon. 3: 41, plate 281. 1795.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
var. parviflora – small flowered galinsoga, gallant soldier
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Galinsoga parviflora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Galinsoga parviflora checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Galinsoga parviflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Galinsoga parviflora photos.

USDA Plants: Galinsoga parviflora information.

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