Arctotis breviscapa. - New Annual. - The genus A rctotis consists of plants mostly from the Cape of Good Hope. It was named by Vaillant, Arctotheca, from Greek words, signifying bear and capsule, because its fruit is shaggy like a bear. I do not know the origin of the species now described, but received it, with other flower seeds, from Paris. The flowers are composite, like the Calendula officinalis, or Pot Marigold, and has some resemblance to that flower, but the foliage is quite different. The flowers are of a brilliant yellow, and open to the sun, but close at night. There is a succession of flowers through the season, which makes it a desirable border flower.