Galinsoga

Galinsoga spp.

Photo of Galinsoga
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Galinsoga is an annual weed of vegetables. It was a serious problem when the vegetable industry was centered in North Jersey and it relocated right along with the vegetable industry to South Jersey. It is also called gallant soldier and quickweed. The latter because the seed starts to germinate on the way to the ground so that several generations are possible each growing season. Another species, G. ciliata, is called hairy galinsoga.

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