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Tagetes erecta, the Mexican marigold, also called Aztec marigold, is a species of the genus Tagetes native to Mexico. Despite its being native to the Americas, it is often called African marigold. In Mexico, this plant is found in the wild in the states of State of México, Puebla, and Veracruz. This plant reaches heights of between 50–100 cm (20–39 in). The Aztecs gathered the wild plant as well as cultivating it for medicinal, ceremonial and decorative purposes. It is widely cultivated commercially with many cultivars in use as ornamental plants, and for the cut-flower trade.
Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta) flower planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, December 19, 2015
Al Shamal Rd, Al Ruwais, Qatar
Orange flowers of Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta) planted in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 16, 2016
Al Rafiei St, Doha, Qatar
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