Galinsoga

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Quickweed
Galinsoga quadriradiata.jpg
Galinsoga quadriradiata
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Galinsoga

Type species
Galinsoga parviflora[1][2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Gallinsoga St.Hil.
  • Stenocarpha S.F.Blake
  • Wiborgia Roth
  • Stematella Wedd. ex Sch.Bip.
  • Galinsogaea Himpel
  • Viborgia Spreng.
  • Galinsogea Willd.
  • Stemmatella Wedd. ex Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Vigolina Poir.
  • Adventina Raf.
  • Galinsoja Roth
  • Vargasia DC.

Galinsoga is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.[2][4][5] It is native to North and South America and the West Indies, and naturalized in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.[6][7]

The name Galinsoga was dedicated to Ignacio Mariano Martinez de Galinsoga, who founded the Spanish Real Academia Nacional de Medicina and was director of the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid.[8]

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