Biological Name:

Galinsoga parviflora (Quickweed)

Natural Habitat:

Quickweed is a fast-growing annual plant with small, white flowers. It is often considered a weed and can be difficult to control due to its ability to rapidly reproduce.


Quickweed is a small annual weed with slender branching stems and small oval-shaped leaves. It is commonly found in gardens fields and other areas with well-drained soil.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is quickweed edible?
A: EAT it! The leaves, the flowers, the seeds and the stem are all edible. We love to add it as a salad filler as it’s neutral but rich in iron, magnesium, protein and other nutrients and easy to collect.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.