Galinsoga ciliata (Raf.) Blake

Gallinsoga ciliata plant

Family - Asteraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Gallinsoga ciliata stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Involucre - No info. yet.

Gallinsoga ciliata involucreInvolucre.

Ray flowers - No info. yet.

Disk flowers - No info. yet.

Gallinsoga ciliata flowers

Flowering - May - November.

Habitat - Waste ground, cultivated areas, roadsides.

Origin - Native to Central and South America.

Other info. - This weedy little species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. The plant can be identified by its small flowers, opposite leaves, and hairy stems. It commonly shows up in flower beds and in cultivated fields.
This species is edible.

Photographs taken in Marquette, MI., 9-10-2003.