Tagetes erecta

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Noun1.Tagetes erecta - a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower headsTagetes erecta - a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America
marigold - any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers
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KEEPING GARDENS HEALTHY The Mexican marigold (Tagetes minuta) is sometimes used to try to control root knot nematodes that can lead to stunted growth.
Although current knowledge is uncertain, the Mexican marigold (Tagetes minuta) is sometimes used in an attempt to control root knot nematodes - wormlike animals found on the roots of some plants that can lead to stunted growth.
A farmer can also make an organic pesticide from plants like chives and Mexican marigold whose leaves once boiled excretes a juice with a bitter taste that keeps insects away.
A variety of winter flowering plants are blooming at the riverside park from late December through January, and these include Petunia, Salvia farinacea, Wax begonia, and Mexican marigold, according to the HEO.