Irish wildflowers

Gallant Soldier
Galinsoga parviflora
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: May-October. Annual. Introduced.

Small white flowers with golden-yellow centres. 3-toothed rays.
Short-stalked leaves, opposite, oval, toothed. More/less hairy.
Branched, more/less erect stem. Height: To 70cm, often much smaller.

Disturbed ground, waste ground, arable, gardens, pavements.
Infrequent but increasing. Mainly NE Ireland.

Similar: Shaggy Soldier, G. quadriradiata. Very difficult to distinguish from
Gallant Soldier. Occasional casual. E and NE Ireland.
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