Taxon  Report   634    
Arctotheca calendula  (L.) Levyns
Cape weed
Arctotheca calendula
© 2009 Doreen L. Smith
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Arctotheca calendula
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Arctotheca calendula
© 2001 CDFA
Arctotheca calendula, 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 fertile form. The infertile form is Arctotheca prostrata.

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 calendula
© 2011 Robert Steers/NPS
Genus: Arctotheca
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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 18, 2019).