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Tagetes erecta,
Mexican marigold
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Supertribe: Helianthodae
Tribe: Tageteae
Genus: Tagetes
  • Diglossus Cass.
  • Enalcida Cass.
  • Solenotheca Nutt.
  • Vilobia Strother

Tagetes is a genus of flowers commonly called marigold. Tagetes has 56 species [2] of plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). The genus is native to North and South America.

Description[change | change source]

Tagetes species vary in size from 0.1 to 2.2 m tall. Most species have pinnate green leaves. Blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors. In horticulture, they are usually planted as annuals.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Genus: Tagetes L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 6 January 2011. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. Soule, J. A. 1996. Infrageneric Systematics of Tagetes. Pgs. 435-443 in Compositae: Systematics, Proceedings of the International Compositae Conference, Kew 1994, Vol. I, Eds. D.J.N. Hind & H.J. Beentje.

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