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Flower in Altrincham

Observed: 12th July 2011 By: richardwiegoldrichardwiegold’s reputation in Plants
Flower in Altrincham
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Gallant Soldier (Galinsoga parviflora) interacts

Comments

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Experience

From experience in Cheshire, Galinsoga quadriradiata is much more common there, but it is hard to tell from a photo which one it is.

cicuta58

Martin Harvey's picture

Gallant Solder name

If David Trevan or other botanists are reading this, could I ask you to add a further identification please? It's come to light that iSpot used to incorrectly link the scientific name for Gallant Soldier (parviflora) to the name for Shaggy Soldier (quadriradiata), see discussion at:
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/201614#comment-139307

This means that if the ID can be confirmed as Gallant Soldier then the name Galinsoga parviflora needs to be added again - or alternatively, if there is doubt over which species it is then an identification just as genus Galinsoga is probably better.

Apologies for the problem with the name, which has been fixed in the recent updates and shouldn't cause problems in future.

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