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Tagetes erecta, T. patula

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Marigold
Cultivar(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
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Moderate drought tolerance

Description:
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
Season:
Late spring to fall
Light:
Sun
Color:
Gold, orange to red-brown, yellow
Height:
8-48 in.
Space:
10-12 in.
Poison Part:
All parts, mainly roots and flowers
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis
Symptoms:
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
Severity:
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

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