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Tagetes erecta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Tageteae
Genus: Tagetes

About 56, including:
Tagetes erecta
Tagetes lucida
Tagetes minuta
Tagetes patula
Tagetes tenuifolia
as well as many hybrids


Adenopappus Benth.
Diglossus Cass.
Enalcida Cass.
Solenotheca Nutt.
Vilobia Strother

Tagetes is a genus of flowers commonly called marigold. Tagetes has 56 species of plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). The genus is native to North and South America.


Tagetes species vary in size from 0.1 to 2.2 m tall. Most species have pinnate green leaves. Blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors. In horticulture, they are usually planted as annuals.

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