Marigold, a name given to several yellow, orange, or reddish flowers. The two common species are the annual African and French marigolds; despite their names, both are native to Mexico. The African marigold-grows about two feet (60 cm) high and bears large yellow or orange flowers. Its slender, tooth-edged foliage is usually strongly scented, but there are odorless varieties. The French marigold usually grows about one foot (30 cm) high. Its flowers, 1 ½ inches (4 cm) across, vary from yellow to red. (For picture, Other flowers called marigold are the bur, cape, corn, marsh, and pot marigolds.
The African marigold is Tagetes erecta; French, T. patula. Marigolds belong to the composite family, Compositae.Marigolds are native to Mexico and have yellow, orange, or reddish flowers.