safflowerCarthamnus tinctorius L.
- Occurrence in Alberta – Y
- AB Weed – No
An annual originally from the eastern Mediterranean or Asia, it no longer occurs in the wild. It is cultivated for edible oil, dye, birdseed, and as an ornamental. Sometimes volunteers outside cultivation. Not very competitive with most crops because of shade intolerance, thus not an agricultural weed. It might have the potential to spread on sunny sites with little competition for light from other plants.
 eFlora FNA
 Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plants Products.