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Cape Weed

Arctotheca calendula


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.


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


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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