Tagetes micrantha

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Tagetes micrantha
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tagetes
T. micrantha
Binomial name
Tagetes micrantha
  • Tagetes fragrantissima Sessé & Moc.

Tagetes micrantha is a North American species wild marigolds within the daisy family (Asteraceae), common name licorice marigold.[2] It is widespread across much of Mexico from Chihuahua to Oaxaca, and found also in the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas).[3][2][4]

Tagetes micrantha is an annual herb sometimes reaching as much as 35 cm (14 inches) tall. Leaves are up to 35 mm (1.4 inches) long, pinnately compound very narrow leaflets. The plant generally produces only one flower head per stem, each head usually with no ray florets but occasionally 1 or 2, along with 5-6 disc florets. The plant is found in disturbed sites as well as in open woodlands with scattered pines and junipers.[5]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Tagetes micrantha Cav.
  2. ^ a b SEINet, Southwestern Biodiversity, Arizona Chapter, Tagetes micrantha Cav., licorice marigold
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  4. ^ Turner, B. L. 1996. The Comps of Mexico: A systematic account of the family Asteraceae, vol. 6. Tageteae and Athemideae. Phytologia Memoirs 10: i–ii, 1–22, 43–93.
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Tagetes micrantha Cavanilles 1797

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