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This flower is red in color and was having yellow colored outline. The flower is an annual, growing to 0.5 m by 0.3 m. It is in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (having both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects. They are noted for attracting wildlife. The leaves of the marigold are coated with oily glands that produce a pungent scent.
It is native to the Americas and South Europe
Liquid concentrate from the flower and leaves is said to be used medicinally in eastern culture to stop nasal bleeding. In addition to coloring foods, yellow dye from the flowers is also used to color textiles.