Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Galinsoga quadriradiata
Peruvian daisy, Galinsoga quadrisulcata
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Galinsoga ciliata

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: South America

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, annual

Roots:

Shoots: opposite leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; serrate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; oblong, lanceolate leaf shape

Inflorescence: head

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, monoecious; complete, incomplete, regular, irregular; white; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: achene

Physiology: autotrophic

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is especially abundant in urban waste areas; cultivated ground such as gardens, yards, and streets.

ILPIN Notes: Both disk and ray florets produce an achene with well-developed pappus. Species is a common garden weed. In southeast Asia, the young stem and leaves are cooked as greens. Disk florets are perfect and fertile; ray florets are pistillate and fertile. Species is naturalized.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : yes
  • Showy Flowers: high

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

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