Is it a native?

Capeweed - introduced (Arctotheca calendula)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).
Native of South Africa.

Occurrence: A widespread and common environmental weed and a weed of of roadsides, farmland and cultivated areas. It may be locally abundant.


Notes: Capeweed is an annual. It grows vigorously in late winter-early spring, when the leaves may smother other vegetation. It dies down in early summer.

Right: Capeweed, Castlemaine.
Below 2: Upper and lower leaf surface.
Below 3: The leaves form a rosette.
Below 4: Capeweed. Castlemaine.
Bottom: Dense Capeweed. Bridgewater Rd, Maldon.

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