University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Marigold (Tagetes spp.)

Marigolds are erect, herbaceous annuals that range from six to thirty-six inches tall. The strongly aromatic, fern-like lanceolate leaves are opposite with serrate margins. Flowers are solitary dense heads to five inches across. They may be single, semi-double, or fully double in yellows, oranges, reddish-browns or multi-colored.