Tagetes erecta, T. patula
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Antigua Orange, Antigua Primrose, Antigua Yellow, Atlantis Orange, Discovery Yellow, Double Eagle, Inca Orange, Inca Primrose, Indian Yellow, Maurel Yellow, Mesa Gold, Safari, Safari Tangerine, Sweet Cream
- Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Moderate drought tolerance
- Annual herbs, gland-dotted and aromatic; leaves opposite or alternate above, pinnately lobed and appearing divided, the lobes narrow and toothed; flowers in slender heads, yellow and orange or with red
- Late spring to fall
- Gold, orange to red-brown, yellow
- 8-48 in.
- 10-12 in.
- Poison Part:
- All parts, mainly roots and flowers
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Skin redness, burning pain, and blisters when broken skin is in contact with cell sap plus sunlight; nose and eye irritation from aroma of flowers
- Toxic Principle:
- Phototoxic thiophene derivatives
- Skin irritation is minor, or typically only lasting a few minutes
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower gardens as tender, herbaceous annual
NCCES plant id: 145