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Marigold

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Marigold

Tagetes erecta

Marigold are among the very popular flowers commonly found in India and other countries. They can be easily cultivated, are widely adaptable to varying soils and climatic conditions and have a good flowering duration. This bushy plant with around 20 to 30 species, have a long flowering period and the colours range from orange, yellow, gold, cream to apricot. They are very much used in making garlands. Make excellent beds and pot decorations.

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Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    गेंदा
  • Kannada:
    ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ
  • Malayalam:
    ചെണ്ടുമല്ലി
  • Marathi:
    झेंडू
  • Oriya:
    ଗେଣ୍ଡୁଫୁଲ
  • Telugu:
    బంతిపువ్వు
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Taxanomy

ASTERALES
ASTERACEAE
Tagetes erecta

Quick Facts
  • It is a state flower of Gujarat.
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