On Aug 7, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
This hated weed will grow in a wide range of zones, reseed itself rapidly and even coming up from dormant seeds. This is on my list of impossible to get rid of weeds even thought it is easy to pull due to its shallow roots. Beads of water often gather on its leaves during early mornings.
On Jun 25, 2006, Sherlock_Holmes from Rife, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Many would consider this to be a nasty invasive garden pest, and in fact, it is. I use to welcome it, until I learned how easily it propagates itself. It started coming up in all of my pots.
I will still tout it as a Wild Edible Plant, nevertheless. Here is some information on it from The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America by Francois Couplan, Ph.D. This pertains to all the Galinsogas of the Americas and G. quadriradiata is very closely related to G. parviflora. In fact, it's difficult to tell them apart at a glance.
"When young, G. parviflora - naturalized from tropical America - is eaten as a cooked vegetable in Southeastern Asia where the plant has been introduced.
Named "guasca" in Quechua, it has been used as food in the ... read more