Taxon  Report   7911    
Tagetes erecta  L.
French or african marigold
Tagetes erecta
© 2004 Nick Kurzenko
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Tagetes erecta
© Nick Kurzenko
Tagetes erecta
© 2011 Nick Kurzenko
Tagetes erecta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Tagetes erecta
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Tagetes
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tagetes major
ICPN: Tagetes patula
More information about  Tagetes erecta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).