Taxon  Report   11138    
Arctotheca prostrata  (Salisb.) Britten
creeping capeweed,  prostrate cape weed
Arctotheca prostrata
© 2018 Sarah Inman
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Arctotheca prostrata
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Arctotheca prostrata
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Arctotheca prostrata, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

Note: This is the infertile form. The fertile form is Arctotheca calendula.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Arctotheca prostrata
© 2011 Robert Steers
Genus: Arctotheca
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

More information about  Arctotheca prostrata
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).