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Where can I find 'guascas' aka quickweed or gallant soldier?

Posted by phasmid123 WA (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 28, 10 at 19:47

Hello,

I have a friend from Columbia who needs an herb called "guascas" in Spanish. It's known as a weed in USA called quickweed or gallant soldier. Do you know where I can get it in the Puget Sound Area? Perhaps you see it in your garden and you pull them as a weed?

Thanks!!


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RE: Where can I find 'guascas' aka quickweed or gallant soldier?

Botanical name is Galinsoga parviflora - a search with that may help.

At http://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/guascas I found a mention that can be found in specialty food stores -- see note below. Perhaps Mexican markets or something similar. Or in a community with a reasonably large Columbian population?

How about that? One of the sources -- Amigofoods -- isn't a shop but is a mailorder site -- http://www.amigofoods.com/kigu10gr.html

Here is a link that might be useful: a mailorder source


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RE: Where can I find 'guascas' aka quickweed or gallant soldier?

Please not ColUmbia is a USA state and ColOmbia is the country you are referring to!!!!!!!!!!


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RE: Where can I find 'guascas' aka quickweed or gallant soldier?

Nice catch on the tricky Columbia vs. Colombia.

However, Columbia is a USA major river and state capital, not a USA state.


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RE: Where can I find 'guascas' aka quickweed or gallant soldier?

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 16, 12 at 11:06

Nice catch indeed!
I never noticed the difference before.
As coincidence would have it, I just happened to have a T-shirt on from Cartagena, Colombia I bought when I was there last year.
Mike


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