Common name: Palestine Marigold
Calendula palaestina Boiss. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 20–40 cm high, erect, little branched, glandular-pubescent and sparsely pilose.
Leaves lanceolate to oblong to oblong-spathulate, 2.5–10 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, becoming smaller along stems, stem-clasping, margins mostly sinuate-toothed, lamina pubescent to scabrous.
Heads solitary, 10–25 mm diam.; involucral bracts in 1 row, 5–10 mm long, scabrous to pubescent. Ray florets light yellow. Outer achenes 2.5–4 cm long, beaks 2–2.5 cm long, winged or wingless, sometimes crested or toothed; intermediate achenes much inflated, boat-shaped; inner achenes smaller, strongly curved, muricate; with scattered hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on creek banks in the Wanganella area. Native of Mediterranean region.
NSW subdivisions: *SWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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