Galinsoga parviflora in Sopa de Pollo?

Hugh D. Wilson wilson at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Sun Dec 3 09:22:25 CST 1995

Using the genus name as a keyword for the Texas checklist at:


ASTERACEAE - Galinsoga parviflora
Vascular Plant Division: Magnoliophyta
Magnoliopsida (dicots), Subclass Asteridae (Asterales)
Genus: GALINSOGA R. & P.
Full Species name: G. parviflora Cav.
Other names in use/comment:  G. semicalva (Gray) St. John & White
Local Name:  Quickweed
Galinsoga parviflora is a warm season, annual plant that is native to the Texas flora. <br>
DISTRIBUTION OF Galinsoga parviflora IN TEXAS: Galinsoga parviflora is only know
n from the Trans-Pecos Region (10) of
west Texas.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 15:34:19 -0500
> From: GBScott at
> Subject: Galinsoga parviflora
> I am attempting to determine whether a South American herb, known as guascas
> or huascas in Colombia, is related to any plants in North America.  The
> botanical name of guascas, as I understand it, is Galinsoga parviflora L.  Is
> there a directory of some sort that would tell me (1) whether such a plant
> grows in North America and (2) what its common name is?
> My interest is not botanical.  Guascas is an important ingredient is ajiaco,
> a chicken soup from Colombia.  My Colombian friends tell me guascas is a weed
> that grows in the Andes.
> Thanks for any assistance you can give me.

Hugh D. Wilson
Texas A&M University - Biology
h-wilson at (409-845-3354)

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