Tagetes is a genus of 52 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae or Compositae). Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group Magnoliopsida is the Botanical name for a class of Flowering plants By definition the class will include the family Magnoliaceae, but its The Asterales are an order of Dicotyledonous Flowering plants which include the composite family Asteraceae ( Sunflowers daisies The family Asteraceae or Compositae (known as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family) is the largest family of Flowering Tageteae is a tribe of the Plant family Asteraceae. It consists of approximately 216 species divided among 28 genera Carl Linnaeus (Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as, May 23 new style (13 May old style 1707 who laid the foundations for Tagetes erecta, the Mexican marigold, is a species of the genus Tagetes native to Mexico and Central America. Tagetes lucida (commonly called Pericón, Mexican mint marigold, Mexican tarragon, or Texas tarragon) is a half-hardy sub-shrub The French marigold ( Tagetes patula) is a Species in the Daisy family ( Asteraceae) Tagetes tenuifolia is a Species of Plant in the Daisy family ( Asteraceae) A genus (plural genera from Γένος Latin genus "descent family type gender" is a low-level Taxonomic Botanically an annual plant is a Plant that usually germinates, Flowers and dies in one Year. A perennial plant or perennial ( Latin per, "through" annus, "year" is a Plant that lives for more than A herbaceous plant (or in botanical use a Herb) is a Plant that has leaves and stems that die down at the end of The family Asteraceae or Compositae (known as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family) is the largest family of Flowering The family Asteraceae or Compositae (known as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family) is the largest family of Flowering The family Asteraceae or Compositae (known as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family) is the largest family of Flowering They are native to the area stretching from the southwestern United States into Mexico and south throughout South America. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a
They are known almost universally in North America as Marigold (not to be confused with the genus Calendula, which goes by the same name in some areas), or variously as Mexican marigolds (or cempasúchil), African marigolds (usually referring to cultivars and hybrids of T. Calendula ( Ca-lén-du-la, pot marigold) is a genus of about 12-20 species of annual or perennial Herbaceous Tagetes erecta, the Mexican marigold, is a species of the genus Tagetes native to Mexico and Central America. erecta, although this species is not native to Africa), or French marigolds (usually referring to hybrids and cultivars of T. patula, many of which were developed in France although the species is not native to that country). At least one species is a naturalized weed in Africa, Hawaii, and Australia. See "marigold" for other species commonly called marigold.
The different species vary in size from 0. 05-2. 2 m tall. They have pinnate green leaves, and white, golden, orange, yellow, to an almost red floral heads typically (0. In Botany, a leaf is an above-ground Plant organ specialized for Photosynthesis. A flower, also known as a bloom or Blossom, is the reproductive structure found in Flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also 1-) to 4-6 cm diameter, generally with both ray florets and disc florets.
The foliage has a musky/pungent scent, though some later varieties have been bred to be scentless. It is said to deter some common insect pests (although it is recorded as a food plant for some Lepidoptera larvae including Dot Moth), as well as nematodes. Insects ( Class Insecta) are a major group of Arthropods and the most diverse group of Animals on the Earth with over a million described Lepidoptera is an order of Insect that includes Moths and butterflies. A larva ( Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of Animal with indirect development, undergoing Metamorphosis (for example The Dot Moth ( Melanchra persicariae) is a Moth of the family Noctuidae. The nematodes or roundworms ( Phylum Nematoda from Greek (nema "thread" + -ode "like" are one of the most common Tagetes are hence often used in companion planting. Companion planting in gardening and agriculture is planting of different crops in close physical proximity on the theory that they will help each other T. minuta (Khakibush), originally from South America, has been used as a source of essential oil, known as tagette, for the perfume industry as well as a flavourant in the food and tobacco industries in South Africa, where the species is also a useful pioneer plant in the reclamation of disturbed land. Some of the perennial species are deer, rabbit, rodent and javalina resistant.
The common name, "marigold", is derived from "Mary's Gold", and the plant is associated with the Virgin Mary in Christian stories.
The species Tagetes lucida, known as "Pericón" is used to prepare a sweetish, anise flavored tea in Mexico. Tagetes lucida (commonly called Pericón, Mexican mint marigold, Mexican tarragon, or Texas tarragon) is a half-hardy sub-shrub The tea can be used to cure stomach illnesses, but can cause hallucinations when consumed in large amounts. It is also used as a substitute for Tarragon. This article is about the Herb; for the Freedom Call CD see Taragon.
The marigold is also widely cultivated in India, particularly the species T. erecta, T. patula, and T. tenuifolia. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Tagetes erecta, the Mexican marigold, is a species of the genus Tagetes native to Mexico and Central America. The French marigold ( Tagetes patula) is a Species in the Daisy family ( Asteraceae) Tagetes tenuifolia is a Species of Plant in the Daisy family ( Asteraceae) Vast quantities of marigolds are used in garlands and decoration for weddings, festivals, and religious events. 
African Marigold flower - "Tagetes Spp. "
African Marigold - "Tagetes erecta"
See also marigold for other plants with this name.