Arctotheca calendula: Capeweed

Photos taken for  Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro

Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone – edited in GIMP.








From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arctotheca calendula is a plant in the sunflower family commonly known as capeweed, plain treasureflower, cape dandelion, or cape marigold because it originates from the Cape Province in South Africa. It is also found in neighboring KwaZulu-Natal

Arctotheca calendula is naturalized in California, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, and considered a noxious weed in some of those places






It is a noxious weed in our parts of Australia.

I’m scraping into Sally D’s ‘macro week’ by the skin of my teeth! Next week is Black & White.

Thanks for looking. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.   🙂





7 Comments Add yours

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    Always thought they were just dandelions. Thriving at the moment, lovely colour.

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    1. A South Australian thing? Or you didn’t get to make daisy chains out of them when you were a kid! Dandelions are those ones that turn into the puffballs.


      1. sue ouzounis says:

        That’s right, thanks for the memory boost. The dandelion had the sticky milky sap that helped get rid of warts.


        1. Milk thistles? They have a yellow flower, too. My papa bought my wart for a halfpenny. 🙂


  2. Thanks for the brilliant color of the calendula…a delicate and intriguing flower. Happy Photo Challenge.

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