Arctotheca J.C.Wendl. >

Cypselas enveloped in woolly hairs: pappus scales minute Arctotheca
Leaves lobed, lyrate, toothed, mostly basal, oblanceolate, up to 25 cm long and 6 cm wide, toothed; upper surface glabrous or pubescent but not white-tomentose. Rays yellow, purplish to greenish below, 15–25 mm long. Disc florets very dark purplish. Annual herb with a rosette of leaves; peduncles up to 30 cm high. Widespread. Weed of cultivation, waste places and pastures. Introd. from S. Africa. Fl. spring–summer. Capeweed or Cape Dandelion Arctotheca calendula