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Shaggy Soldier Galinsoga quadriradiata Cav.

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • G. aristulata
  • G. bicolorata
  • G. caracasana
  • G. ciliata
Description

This is an invasive summer annual weed with erect or sprawling stems. Leaves are opposite, roundish to triangular, 1 to 3 inches long and 1/2 to 2 inches wide. The flower heads are small with 4 to 5 white ray flowers that have yellow discs. Stems and leaves are hairy in the most common species.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#invasive#annual#summer annual#white flowers#weed#weeds
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#invasive#annual#summer annual#white flowers#weed#weeds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Galinsoga
    Species:
    quadriradiata Cav.
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Many small flowerheads with 4-5 white ray flowers with a yellow disc.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Roundish to triangular in shape
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Problems:
    Weedy