Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Central & South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, barnyards, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

East Central Florida CISMA
Jil M. Swearingen, NPS, 2000-2007
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Galinsoga quadriradiata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galinsoga quadriradiata   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-73-001:
Galinsoga ciliata   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Peruvian-daisy, Gallant Soldiers