10 April 2020

Field Marigold Calendula arvensis - Judah

This year there has again been good winter rains and as a result, some flowering plants are in full bloom. I came across a nice small patch of flowering plants near Judah that had some Field Marigold Calendula arvensis. Field Marigold is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family that is native to central and southern Europe but has been introduced into many other parts of the world. It is an annual or biennial herb 10 – 50 cm tall with lance-shaped leaves borne on petioles from the slender, hairy stem. The inflorescence is a single flower head up to four centimeters wide with bright yellow to yellow-orange ray florets around a center of yellow disc florets. 
Field Marigold