Carthamus tinctorius L.
Safflower

Reference
Sp.Pl. 2:830 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

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.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 4 April 2000

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Keep, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cunderdin, Greater Geraldton, Merredin, Northam, Northampton, Wandering, Wyndham-East Kimberley.