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Pot Marigold

Calendula officinalis

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Large, orange, daisy-like, up to 7cm across.
Fruit:
A long curved achene.
Leaves:
Leaves can be stalkless or stalked. The alternate, untoothed and hairy leaves are narrow and rounded with a tip which tapers into a point.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten raw. The flowers and petals can be made into tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Aromatic.
Other Names:
Common Marigold, English Marigold, Garden Marigold, Gold-bloom, Holligold, Marybud, Poet's Marigold, Ruddles, Scotch Marigold.
Habitats:
Gardens, lawns, roadsides, walls, wasteland.