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Arctotheca calendula (Cape Weed, Cape Marigold)

Tonteldoek, Soetgousblom, Kaapse Gousblom, Botterblom [Afrikaans]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Arctoteae > Genus: Arctotheca

Arctotheca calendula (Cape Weed, Cape Marigold) in field north of Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Arctotheca calendula growing on roadside in Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]


See Nieuwoudtville wildflowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 194; West Coast wild flowers by John Manning & Peter Goldblatt p. 218; Karoo wildflowers by David Shearing & Katryn van Heerden p. 168; Cederberg wild flowers by Gretel van Rooyen & Hester Steyn p. 232; Creative gardening with indigenous plants. A South African Guide by Pitta Joffe p. 266.