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Used as a drink, to be taken regularly to treat jaundice - by reason of its yellow colour.
Parkinson, John (1640) 'Theatrum Botanicum' London, Thomas Cotes

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America, Mexico

Tagetes patula L.

Genus: Tagetes
Species: patula L.
Common names: French Marigold
Distribution summary: Mexico
Habit: Annual
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Habitat: Pine/Oak forests
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Mulberry Tree bed (H), Plants in pots (POT)
Flowering months: July, August, September, October
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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