The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Quick Weed

Latin Name:

Galinsoga sp.

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Galinsoga parviflora is a herbaceous plant in the Asteraceae family. It has several common names including guasca, pacpa yuyo, paco yuyo, and waskha, burrionera, albahaca silvestre and saetilla, mielcilla, piojito, galinsoga, gallant soldier, quickweed, and potato weed.