Arctotheca calendulaCommon name: Cape Weed
Distribution: Widespread in the southwest of Western Australia.
Description: The plant is a rosette of deeply lobed, hairy leaves. The yellow flowers with a black centre are produced from July to October and are up to 6 centimetres across.
Notes: This plant is native to southern Africa.
Associations: Vanessa kershawi, Australian painted lady
References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.