Carthamus tinctorius L. Safflower
Sp.Pl. 2:830 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 4 April 2000

Erect, spiny annual, herb, to 1 m high, leaves undivided. Fl. yellow, Oct to Dec. Variety of soils. An escape from cultivation found on roadsides & in crops & pastures.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Geraldton Hills, Northern Jarrah Forest, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cunderdin, Greater Geraldton, Merredin, Northam, Northampton, Wandering, Wyndham-East Kimberley.