Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Manhattan Marigold, 1

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Marigold, Tagetes patula, although this is likely a hybrid.

Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
on West 83rd street, across from the post office.

Image: GrrlScientist, 27 May 2009 [larger view].

Marigolds are part of the genus, Tagetes, which comprises 52 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae or Compositae). Marigolds are native to the region stretching from southwestern United States to Mexico and south throughout South America.