|Latin Name :||Tagetes minuta|
|English Name :||Tagetes, Marigold|
|French Name :||Tagète, tagète des décombres|
|Origin :||India, Madagascar|
History and Origin
Tagetes is an annual plant with a powerful scent. It is native to South America and Mexico, but it now grows wild in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Tagetes measures around 30 centimeters in height, its flowers are orange and its oval leaves are soft green. In some areas, it is considered as a noxious invasive plant. Be careful not to confuse tagetes with the "pot" marigold (Calendula officinalis).