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Other use

Tagetes erecta L. Asteraceae 'Simba' Mexican Marigold. Distribution: Mexico. Moerman (1998) reports that the Cherokee used a tea made from it to treat eczema, and extracted a yellow dye from the flowers.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, Mexico
  • Southern America, Central America, Guatemala
  • Southern America, Central America, Nicaragua
  • Southern America, Central America, Panamá
  • Southern America, Western South America, Ecuador
  • Southern America, Western South America, Peru

Tagetes erecta L. 'Simba'

Genus: Tagetes
Species: erecta L.
Cultivar: 'Simba'
Common names: African Marigold 'Simba'
Distribution summary: Mexico, South America
Habit: Annual
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Habitat: Pine/Oak forests
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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