Tagetes L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; Qld, NSW, S.A., WA

*Tagetes minuta L.

Glabrous annual with a strong odour, 2–3 m high. Leaves usually opposite, pinnate, up to 10 cm long, with linear-lanceolate segments. Heads numerous, in dense terminal panicles. Involucre 1 cm diam; bracts connate into a tube. Florets 6–12, rarely exceeding the involucre. Ray florets c. 3, female; rays yellow, 1–2 mm long. Disc florets tubular. Cypselas linear, black, c. 8 mm long. Pappus of 5–6 bristles, one much longer than the others. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from America. Fl. summer. Stinking Roger