Tagetes patula French marigold Asteraceae TAPA*; Bx, pb; R;

Tagetes patula.commons.wikimedia.org

Tagetes patula.commons.wikipedia.org (Accessed 4/2015).

Tagetes patula is an annual herb, very aromatic, 30 cm to 1 m tall. 

Leaves alternate, pinnately divided. 

Flowers red-orange, double, heads 3.5-5 cm wide. 

Fruit dry. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Mexico. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation into open sites.