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Cape Weed

Arctotheca calendula

Description:

Open manicured grasslands are all like a "buzzing live carpet" of yellow because of these bright daisies. Buzzing because of hundreds of bees busy collecting nectar. Leaves are similar to that of raddish leaves.

Habitat:

Everywhere on open grasslands and distrubed earth.
A native of South Africa, this plant is considered a weed and is toxic to grazing cattle.

Notes:

Could not help putting this up as they are everywhere at this time of year. Young leaves can be cooked and eaten like spinach.
Family: Asteraceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 18, 2014
Submitted on Oct 20, 2014

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