Tagetes minuta

Tagetes minuta

  • Tagetes minuta
  • Tagetes minuta
  • Tagetes minuta
  • Tagetes minuta
  • Tagetes minuta
  • Tagetes minuta
  • Flower name
    Tagetes minuta
  • Scientific name
    Tagetes 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.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Tagetes
  • Species
    T. minuta
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typetall annual herbaceous plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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