Tagetes erecta L.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Marigold
Synonym: Tagetes corymbosa Sweet
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Central America
Habitat: Cultivated, also runs wild
Uses: Ornamental garden plant
Key Characteristics: Tagetes erecta are erect, stout, branching herb15-60 cm tall with glabrous angular stems. Leaves strong-scented, pinnately divided, lanceolate, acute or attenuate at apex, attenuate at base, margins serrate. Flower heads solitary, lemon-yellow to orange; rays many, long-clawed, sometimes 2-lipped or quilled, involucre campanulate. Fruit is a Achene, pappus scaly.