Flower. Photo: Luigi Rignanese, Italy

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Luigi Rignanese, Italy

Flowering plant. Photo: Valter Jacinto, Portugal

Seeds. Photo: Zoya Alukova, California, USA

Common Name

Field Marigold




Introduced annual forb to 40cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, mostly stem clasping, 2-6cm long, 3-18mm wide, flat, sticky hairy to almost rough, edges entire or toothed. Flower heads bell-shaped, with many orange-yellow 'petals' and yellow centres. Flowers single at the ends of the stems.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 681

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