Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Tagetes micrantha Cavanilles
(Marigold, Licorice Marigold)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Tagetes micrantha has a minute inflorescence with mostly one small white ray flower. The entire plant is very hard to spot and may easily missed along the roadside at middle elevations. The pappus consists of two scales and two awns which are longer than the scales. Tagetes micrantha is found most commonly near low areas and where puddles persist along the road.
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Tagetes micrantha, photo Russ Kleinman, & Bill Norris, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 5, 2007



Tagetes micrantha, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Ben Lilly, Aug. 26, 2008



Tagetes micrantha, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, Sept. 5, 2008



Tagetes micrantha, pappus of 2 scales and 2 awns, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak turnoff, Sept. 5, 2008


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