(Galinsoga parviflora Cav.) Fam:. Asteraceae

Danmark Håret Kortstråle, Estland Paljas võõrkakar, Finland Tarhasaurikki, HollandKlein knopkruid, Island Garðasnuðra, Lettland Sikziedu sikgalvite, Litauien Smulkiažiede galinsoga, Norge Peruskjelfrø, Polen Żółtlica drobnokwiatowa, Ryssland Галинсога мелкоцветковая, Tyskland Kleinblütiges Franzosenkraut, Storbrittanien Gängel

Native to Peru, but nowadays word-wide on arable land, vegetable gardens, ruderals etc.

Cotyledons 3 – 6 mm long and 3 – 4 mm broad, petioled, broadly club- to egg-shaped, more or less hairless. True leaves 6 - 14 cm, short-petioled (lower leaves), the upper ones sessile, egg-shaped, more or less sharply pointed, soon limp, sparsely hairy, more or less hairy leaf margins. Stems 15 – 40 cm, erect or spreading, much branched, slender, more or less pubescent above (hairless below). Flower stalks with hairs pressed closely (few glandular hairs). Flower heads less than 1 cm in diameter, numerous, with (4)5 white ray florets, receptacle bracts more or less entire (rarely trifid), disc florets yellow. Reproduces only from seeds. Sites often nutrient-rich, sandy loamy soils. Troublesome summer-annual  in row-crops