Hairy galinsoga – Galinsoga quadriradiata

Hairy galinsoga

Galinsoga quadriradiata Cav.
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Life cycle

Prolific, seed-producing summer annual.

Leaves

Opposite, egg-shaped to triangular leaves with coarsely toothed margins, sharp tips and densely hairy upper leaf surfaces.

Stems

Erect with multiple, opposite branching stems. They are up to 2 feet tall and covered with coarse hairs.

Flowers and fruit

Numerous small flower heads are formed in terminal and axillary clusters. Each head has four to five white, three-toothed ray flowers and centers with numerous yellow disk flowers. The seed is enclosed in a single-seeded, brown to black, wedge-shaped, wind-disseminated fruit.

Reproduction

Seeds.

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Hairy galinsoga leaf
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Hairy galinsoga flower
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Hairy galinsoga plant

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