Galinsoga parviflora

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeGalinsogaGalinsoga parviflora

Ecology

An annual weed of light soils in cultivated fields, nursery plots, garden centres and gardens, and in waste ground in urban areas. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of S. America; widely naturalised in other countries.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 721

Life form information

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 429

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 2

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: 0.63

Weighted Changed Factor: 64

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

41

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004358

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (270c)
Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
Hultén, E., and Fries M.
, Königstein, (1986)

Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 3. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., and Jäger E. J.
, Jena, (1992)

The biology of Canadian weeds. 58. Galinsoga parviflora and G. quadriradiata (=G. ciliata),
Warwick, S. I., and Sweet R. D.
, Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Volume 63, p.695-709, (1983)