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Taxon: Galinsoga parviflora Cav.

Genus: Galinsoga
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Nomen number: 104241
Place of publication: Icon. 3:41, t. 281. 1795-1796
Name verified on: 11-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.


A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • dumb-nettle   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • galinsoga-weed   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • gallant-soldier   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • potato-weed   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • small-flower galinsoga   (Source: Names Beetle ) – English
  • yellow-weed   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • kleinblütiges Knopfkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Zranzosenkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • botão-de-ouro   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fazendeiro   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • picão-branco   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • gängel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz
    Caribbean: Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay - Central, Guaira; Uruguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Middle Atlantic Ocean: St. Helena - Ascension
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Rwanda; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
    Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Novosibirsk
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Oregon
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Austral Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: Vanuatu
    Southern South America: Chile - Juan Fernandez

    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    Southeastern Europe: Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia

  • exact native range in Americas obscure



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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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