Flowering plants. Australian Plant Image Index, Photographer Murray Fagg, Gooyooyaroo Nature Reserve, ACT

Flowers and leaves. Photographer Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Infestation. Photographer Don Wood, west of Bungendore, NSW

Common Name

Capeweed; Cape Dandelion




Introduced annual forb to 30cm tall.  Stems succulent.  Leaves mostly basal, upper leaves stem-clasping, 5-25cm long, 20-60mm wide, flat, hairy to slightly hairy above, hairy below, edges deeply dissected and toothed.  Flower heads hemispherical, with 15-20 yellow 'petals' and dark brown to black centres. Flowers solitary at the tops of the stems. 

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 680-681

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