Botanical Names: Marigold

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster family)
Botanical name: Tagetes erecta
Common Name: Marigold
Malayalam name: Banthi
Habit: Annual Herb

Marigold is widely used in making garlands for temple decoration. The flowers as well as the leaves are having pungent smell, however a garden is not considered complete without them.

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Location: My home garden at Kottayam, Kerala

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