Marigold – Tagetes, Genda Phool

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The name Tagetes is from the name of the Etruscan Tages, born from the plowing of the earth.

Common name in English, “marigold”, is derived from “Mary’s gold”, a name first applied to a similar plant native to Europe, Calendula officinalis.

In Nepal, it is called ‘शयपत्री’ that means hundred-leafed flower, referring to its many florets per head.

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