- Flower nameTagetes minuta
- Scientific nameTagetes minuta
- Alias塩崎草, Tagetes minuta, muster John Henry, southern marigold, wild marigold
- Place of origin South America
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
What is Tagetes minuta
Tagetes minuta or southern marigold (scientific name: Tagetes minuta) is a tall annual herbaceous plant belonging to the family Asteraceae, and is native to South America. It is naturalized in Japan, and its name comes from Fukagawa-Shiozaki-cho, Koto-ku, where the first naturalization was found. It grows naturally on roadsides, wastelands and urban areas. The upright stalk branches into many branches at the top. Small head flowers bloom upward on the ends of branches in summer to autumn. There is an overall foul smell. It is used as a culinary herb in its home country.
Common name: Tagetes minuta, scientific name: Tagetes minuta, alternative name: southern marigold, wild marigold, muster John Henry, southern marigold, Plant height: 60 to Leaves: 200 cm, Leaf shape: odd pinnate compound leaves, Lanceolate, Leaf inflorescence: opposite, Leaf margin: serrated, Crown: head flower, Flowering time: July-October, Flower color: white + yellow, Fruit type: lean fruit.