Gallant soldier

Asked August 16, 2019, 12:21 PM EDT

Galinsoga parviflora Cav. gallant soldier 1. Is this plant edible? ?Good site to check edible plants. 2. Recommendations on controlling this invasive weed.

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1 Response

We know of no website that covers the edibility of galinsoga.
Here is our Weed Gallery page on management: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/galinsoga

We do see that it is listed in the Peterson Field Guide of Edible Wild Plants: "Cooked green. Excellent boiled for 10-15 min. and served with butter or vinegar."

Ellen