Quickweed or Gallant Soldier,  Galinsoga parviflora
Asteraceae or Sunflower Family

Low plant, 6 to 18 inches tall, with egg-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves with 3 main veins.  Leaves opposite each other.  Flower heads small (~1/4 inch) with a small cluster of yellow disc flowers and 4 or 5 white ray flowers, each with 3 large teeth at tip.  Blooms throughout summer and fall.

Alien.  A common weed of sunny places, including gardens.  In Wildwood occasional in sunny open areas, especially along the bikeway.

The tiny daisy-like flowers with usually 5 rays resembling stylized tulip flowers are distinctive.  All other white daisy-like species in the Park have larger flowers. 





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